It looks like the issue on sleep aids has been expanding. And this time, it has something to do with hip fractures for the elderly, according to a new research.
An old component called Benzodiazepines has been associated with increased risk of falls and fractures. However the research does not include the newer sedatives.
Dr. Sarah Berry of Hebrew SeniorLife and Harvard Medical School stumbled upon the study made on old Benzodiazepine sedatives, comparing patient intake used in the few weeks before their injury sustained from prior months.
The researchers calculated that taking a non-benzodiazepine was tied to a 66-percent increase in the risk of fracture. Newer users who’d been on sleep aids for less than two months were more than twice as likely to fracture their hip, compared to people not currently using the drugs based on a report in the JAMA Internal Medicine.