Feb 09, 2018 | chronic pain

Sleep and Pain in Older Adults: A Better Way to Treat

With advancing age, the risk for comorbid sleep disturbance and chronic pain has been shown to increase. Where opioids are prescribed for pain, impairments to sleep can worsen. But the use of benzodiazepines for better sleep is contraindicated in combination with opioids. What to do? Dr. Raffa outlines a promising alternative.

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