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Sleeping Pills Linked to Higher Risk of Death

Sleeping pills may help you get some shut eye but some of those medications may be linked to a shorter life span.

That's according to a study in the British Medical Journal.

Researchers found people who popped just one to 18 prescription strength sleeping aids annually, had three-and-a-half times the risk of early death than those taking no sleeping pills.

The increase jumped fivefold for people who took three sleeping pills or more per week.


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