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Is it dangerous to mix sleeping pills and alcohol?

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Yes. Mixing alcohol and sleeping pills can boodt thr sedating effects from both drugs. The combination can make you stop breathing, which could cause death. Sleeping pill labels warn against using alcohol while taking the drug.

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Insomnia: How to Get A Good Night's Sleep."

FDA: "Side Effects of Sleep Drugs."

American Academy of Sleep Medicine: "Preventing Parasomnias."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Brain Basics: Understanding Sleep."

Medline Plus: "Aging Changes in Sleep."

News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on October 16, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Insomnia: How to Get A Good Night's Sleep."

FDA: "Side Effects of Sleep Drugs."

American Academy of Sleep Medicine: "Preventing Parasomnias."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Brain Basics: Understanding Sleep."

Medline Plus: "Aging Changes in Sleep."

News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on October 16, 2018

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