Resource Summary

Clinical Question:
Are Z-drugs (zopiclone^ zolpidem^ and eszopiclone) safe and effective in insomnia?

Z-drugs help people fall asleep faster (-13-22 minutes) and perhaps get -5 percent more time sleeping while in bed. Z-drugs may increase the risk of mild infections (one in 43 patients) and have some inconsistent cognitive effects like reduced verbal memory or attention.

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Publication Date: 2014-11-24
Last Updated on PCR: 2017-03-31 17:12:25