Scientists: hypnotic effect is half of the placebo phenomenon

Experts from the University of Lincoln and the University of Connecticut, and from Harvard medical school has formed a research group, which found that bisbenzimidazole drugs, such as zaleplon and zolpidem, reduce the time that a person spends on the process of falling asleep. But at the same time, it is impossible to state with certainty that, in General, it is their merit to 100%, writes British newspaper the Telegraph.

Has long since studies have shown that almost 20% of people who use sleeping pills, they cause side effects like memory lapses, fatigue, problems with the vestibular apparatus. In elderly individuals, the pill makes the bones more brittle, which increases the risk of fractures. Scientists have proved that psychotherapy has no less effect than drugs, but despite this, people suffering from insomnia, completely trust her medical treatment and prevention, as evidenced by the rapid growth of sales of such drugs.

During their research, the scientists studied the information that pharmaceutical companies provided to the Department of food and drug administration of the USA with the aim of obtaining approval for the production of new medicines. The information provided was based on 13 clinical trials that have been conducted on almost 4300 volunteers.

Thus, it became clear that in the case of exclusion of the phenomenon of the placebo efficiency funds fell by almost half.

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