Insomnia (less sleep) is a common problem in old age. Many times the elderly give themselves or their relatives sleep medicine for sleep. Doing so can be harmful. Elders go to the toilet once or twice a night. Many times fall due to the effect of the drug. At this age the bones are weak, broken by mild injury. Numerous researches have found that taking sleeping pills also reduces memory capacity in the elderly. The risk of dementia increases. Therefore, doctors recommend that the elderly should not be given sleep medicine without medical advice.
Food can get stuck in the throat
If a person eats food after taking a sleeping pill, there is a greater possibility of food getting stuck in the throat. This can cause difficulty in breathing. He may have to be recruited. Sometimes it can be fatal.
Dr. Sunil Suthar, Geriatric Expert
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