Bright light treatment for night-time insomnia and daytime sleepiness in elderly people: Comparison with a short-acting hypnotic

Akira Usui, Yoshikazu Ishizuka, Yutaka Matsushita, Hitoshi Fukuzawa, Shigenobu Kanba

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Abstract

Night-time bright light (BL) treatment and triazolam (0.125 mg/day) were given to three healthy elderly people in a cross-over design. They kept a daytime sleepiness test and a sleep log, and their wrist-activity was monitored simultaneously, subjectively, BL increased daytime sleepiness and naps, and decreased night-time sleep. Triazolam decreased daytime sleepiness and naps, and increased night-time sleep. Actigraphic night-time sleep and naps on the first day were similar to these results. However, on the fourth day night-time insomnia induced by BL had recovered, and naps were shorter than the baseline. Triazolam increased actigraphic naps as the days passed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)374-376
Number of pages3
JournalPsychiatry and clinical neurosciences
Volume54
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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