Are non-benzodiazepine hypnotics (zolpidem, etc) really safer than benzos (temazepam, etc) for seniors with insomnia

Are non-benzodiazepine hypnotics (zolpidem, etc) really safer than benzos (temazepam, etc) for seniors with insomnia?

Non-benzos aren't as safe as you might think. ER visits due to zolpidem are up 220%...and it's mostly with older patients.

Both non-benzos and benzos work at GABA-A receptors...but non-benzos are more selective for hypnotic effects.

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