About 20% or more of older American adults use some form of sleep aid, including prescription or over-the-counter drugs or alcohol. Many use such aids every night. Over-the-counter (nonprescription) medications make use of the drowsiness caused by some common medications. Prescription drugs used specifically for improving sleeping are called sedative hypnotics. These drugs include benzodiazepines and non-benzodiazepines.
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Source: ADAM Encyclopedia
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