Caution with Rx Sleep Aids

CAUTION: ALL Rx sleep aids have side effect and withdrawal complications.

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Millions of Americans rely on prescription sleep medications, called sedative hypnotics, to fall asleep. While the drugs can help people get a decent night’s rest, they are not designed for long-term use. “Each of the pills has its own risks,” says sleep expert Dr. Lawrence Epstein, an instructor in medicine at Harvard Medical School.

It’s difficult to stop taking sleep aids. “People develop a dependence on them. When you take them away, they get a temporary withdrawal reaction and can’t sleep. But they think it’s because they need the drug to sleep,” Dr. Epstein explains.

Continue reading at Harvard Health Publications by Harvard Medical School.

 

Caution with Rx Sleep Aids

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