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When sleeping pills are prescribed, it's best to use them for a short time only (less than two weeks). If they are used for longer periods, sleep medications may cause tolerance and psychological dependence. It's always best to try ways to improve your sleep without taking medication, first. If that doesn't help enough, talk to your doctor.

From: Sleep and Chronic Illness WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE:  The National Sleep Foundation.


 

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on October 29, 2017

SOURCE:  The National Sleep Foundation.


 

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on October 29, 2017

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