Effect of common medication classes on sleep patterns

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Gesche Jürgens, Poul Jørgen Jennum*, Lone Baandrup

*Corresponding author for this work


This review summarises the effect of common medication on sleep patterns. Evaluation of current medication status is an important part of the assessment in case of complaints of disturbed sleep. Medication may affect sleep continuity and sleep architecture directly via effects on wake or sleep promoting neurotransmitter systems and indirectly via beneficial therapeutic effects or unwanted side effects. It is important for clinicians to be aware of potentially sleep disturbing effects of prescribed medication, especially in case of polypharmacy, and to adjust treatment accordingly to avoid disrupted sleep patterns and the resulting impairment of daytime functioning.

Translated title of the contributionNot Available
Original languageDanish
Article numberV02230097
JournalUgeskrift for Laeger
Issue number26
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jun 2023


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