Rapid Rx Quiz: Sleep Aids

Mary L. Windle, PharmD


June 03, 2022

The global market for melatonin and other sleep aids has been driven by an increase in the prevalence of sleep disorders around the world. About 50% of older adults now experience sleeping problems, usually caused by physical disturbances, preexisting health issues, psychological disorders, or environmental changes. At least 33% of adults in the United States experience insomnia, and millions worldwide experience other forms of parasomnia or dyssomnia that drive them to seek help from sleep aids. From indications to efficacy and safety concerns, how much do you know about melatonin and other sleep aids? Brush up on this group of medications with this short quiz.


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