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Challenges in Managing Insomnia in Older People

Andrew D. Krystal, MDa

Published: June 29, 2021

Older people often experience insomnia, whether it is difficulty initiating or maintaining sleep. These sleep disturbances have a negative impact on quality of life and functioning. This report offers general considerations as well as specific data related to managing insomnia in older adults, including a brief review of treatment options with an emphasis on their tolerability profiles.

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To cite: Krystal A. Challenges in managing insomnia in older people. J Clin Psychiatry. 2021;82(4):EI20008BR3C
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aDepartment of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of California San Francisco

Volume: 82

Quick Links: Geriatric , Sleep-Wake


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