Sleeping Pills that Aren't

Lots of drugs can make you drowsy

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(HealthDayNews) -- Do your prescription bottles include little labels that warn, This medication may make you drowsy?

You'd better believe them, according to the Journal of the American Geriatric Society.

Researchers from the UCLA School of Medicine in Los Angeles studied how to predict fatigue in the elderly. They studied 199 people who had an average age of 88.

The researchers considered things like pain scores, number of disease conditions, gender and age. And they found that none of these factors was a good predictor of elderly fatigue.

When it comes to fatigue, the researchers found, it's not how many diseases you have, but how many drugs you're taking to treat them.

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