Correction of sleep disorders in EMERCOM employees: The results of using long-acting melatonin

Yu. B. Slizkova, V. A. Bryuzgin
2017 Nevrologiâ, Nejropsihiatriâ, Psihosomatika  
Objective: to evaluate the efficacy of long-acting melatonin in EMERCOM employees with sleep disorders (insomnia) associated with desynchronosis.Patients and methods. 30 patients (EMERCOM employees) having manifestations of desynchronosis-associated insomnia were examined using the following tests and questionnaires: the short-term verbal memory test (five words test); the modified point subjective sleep characteristics scale; the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale; the Screening
more » ... reening Dysfunctional Beliefs and Attitudes Scale; the symbolic-digital coding test; individual sleep diaries.Results. According to the tests and questionnaires, the treatment resulted in a statistically significant improvement in sleep quality and indicators of short-term memory and cognitive functions (attention concentration) and a reduction in anxiety and depression.Conclusion. Long-acting melatonin has a good safety profile and can be recommended as a first-line drug to treat desynchronosis-associated sleep disorders.
doi:10.14412/2074-2711-2017-1-67-70 doaj:6546fb8372f144c6aabb816ea9dd0953 fatcat:pd4o5pj2ejdwvjdiogtemi7dxm