Insomnia remains one of the most common complaints among elderly patients. However, treatment options are not easily understood among primary care physicians. There are risks of overuse of sedatives without proper analysis of underlying risk factors for insomnia. Cognitive behavioral therapy remains a viable treatment option in addition to pharmacological therapy. This review article outlines evidence-based treatment options for insomnia.
Source:Patel D, Steinberg J, Patel P. Insomnia in the elderly: a review. J Clin Sleep Med. 2018;14(6):1017–1024.