What should I know about sleeping pills?

What should I know about sleeping pills?


Dr. Ralph Pascualy explains why one cannot just take sleeping pills. Often, doctors will ask about your sleeping problems and then give a prescription for sleeping pills. There isn't a diagnosis in between. Sleeping pills are drugs that can impact your ability to sleep without them. You can lose your own ability to sleep. If the first thing a doctor does is prescribe sleeping medications, you should seek help elsewhere.

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