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How can medications help people with sleeplessness resulting from pain?

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Some drugs ease pain, which can help with sleep. Other medicines are available to just aid sleep problems. Many people need both. But don't treat chronic pain and insomnia on your own. Over-the-counter drugs are not intended for long-term use. Instead, talk to your health care provider so you can get a personalized treatment plan.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on June 19, 2018
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