Refer to The Case of the Sequestered Mind
The elderly are often unsteady on their feet – but it might not be anything to do with getting old. One of the world’s most popular sleeping pills could be the unsuspected culprit, researchers have discovered this week.
Zolpidem – which is found in many prescription sleeping drugs, such as Ambien – causes a loss of balance and unsteadiness even several hours after waking up.
Zolpidem causes a “significant loss of balance” in around 58 per cent of elderly people.