Wednesday, September 10, 2014

A Link Between Sleeping Pills and Dementia?


The BBC has a report on Canadian researchers who have discovered an apparent link between sustained use of a broad family of sleep and anxiety medications and the development of dementia.

The drugs are from the family of benzodiazepines.  Wiki has this list of the medications.

Many of us have to deal with sleep disorders at some point and many physicians like to prescribe solutions.

3 comments:

Lorne said...

thanks, Mound. Yet another thing to keep me awake at night.

Owen Gray said...

It seems that more and more of our miracle drugs carry severe side effects, Mound.

Thanks for the tip.

The Mound of Sound said...

Sorry Lorne, Owen. Then again, if a toxic waste dump like the sitting mayor of Toronto can keep going, maybe there's hope for us still.