Sedatives and medicines for sleep problems

Sedatives, hypnotics

Find reliable independent health and treatment information about the sedatives and medicines for sleep problems subcategory of medicines. This includes resources for consumers and health professionals.

The Sedatives and medicines for sleep problems subcategory of medicines is also known as sedatives, hypnotics and sleeping tablets or pills.

You can also search for an active ingredient, brand or other category of medicine using our Medicine Finder.

Latest information - sedatives and medicines for sleep problems

Audience:
       

For health professionals (Health professional publication)
13 Feb 2014 Vitamin D: cause or effect? | Anticholinergics in older people | Superbug stowaways | Latest Medicinewise News — Heart and stroke risk | Fast five: 1.Medicinewise News — Good anticoagulant practice. 2.Decision tool — Starting oral anticoagulants in AF. 3.Online resource — Assess absolute cardiovascular risk. 4.Consultation snapshot — Using statins in an older patient. 5.Information for patients — Statins and cardiovascular disease FAQs. | New MedicineList+ app now available | CPD activities: N
For health professionals (Health professional publication)
12 Feb 2014 Medicines are a significant cause of hospitalisation and potential mortality in older people. A Finnish study has demonstrated a link between cumulative use of anticholinergic and sedative medicines and increased hospitalisation and mortality.
For health professionals (Health professional development)
01 Oct 2013 New interactive format! Free health professional clinical case studies for continuing professional development
For health professionals (Topic)
30 Aug 2013 Some medicines can increase the risk of poor outcomes for older people and should be avoided
(Condition)
17 Apr 2013 The number of hours you sleep is different for everyone & can change over time. What matters most is the quality of sleep. Read about insomnia, including alternatives to sleeping pills.
(Consumer publication)
27 Feb 2013 Side effects are common with sleeping pills like Stilnox and can be dangerous for sportspeople and others who take them. You need to understand the risks, use them safely and know when to avoid them.
(Consumer publication)
22 Feb 2013 Read why developing good sleep habits is usually a better way of overcoming sleep problems than using medicines.
(Condition)
27 Nov 2012 This sleep diary helps you track your sleep over 1 – 2 weeks and, with the help of your doctor, find out what may be causing any problems.
For health professionals (Tool / resource)
27 Nov 2012 A patient information leaflet that can be used by doctors to enable patients to keep a record of their sleep patterns and identify influencing factors.

Active ingredients used in sedatives and medicines for sleep problems