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An estimated 50 to 70 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders or sleep deprivation, the report said. Only a third of Americans get the recommended 7 to 9 hours of sleep a night.
9 million use prescription sleep aid.
About 4 percent of adults 20 and older used prescription sleep aids in the last month.
CDC: Sleep aids - CBS News
Sleep aids: Understand over-the-counter options - Mayo Clinic
Studies - Dangers:
Common anticholinergic drugs like Benadryl linked to increased dementia risk - Harvard Health Blog - Harvard Health Publishing says,
You should not take these for more than 7 days in a row.
"Do Sleeping Pills Increase the Risk of Dementia?" - The People's Pharmacy says,
If you feel a need for both a pain killer and an antihistamine to help you sleep then it is far more cost effective to buy a generic version of Benadryl and a generic form of ibuprofen or aspirin than to buy something like Advil PM or Bayer PM where they are premixed for you. Antihistamine OTC Sleep Aids | HAMS network
Trouble sleeping? Experts say skip antihistamines Baylor College of Medicine
In fact, the jury is still out on exactly whether or not milk can encourage sleep. Studies of tryptophan's impact on sleep have found only one phase of sleep - the first one when you're falling asleep - is enhanced by tryptophan. Other aspects of sleep, such as the amount of deep-sleep reached during the night, can be harmed by tryptophan, especially if it's taken in supplemental form.
6 Sleep Myths Busted (Page 7) - EatingWell says,
2 Little-Known Compounds Haunt Your Sleep | Nutreance
Mattresses and sleep
Natural Sleep Aids | WebMD Sleep Supplements: Melatonin, Valerian, Kava, L-tryptophan, Chamomile | WebMD
Sleeping Pills & Natural Sleep Aids: What's Best for You? What You Need to Know About Sleep Aids and Sleeping Pills
Why You Shouldn't Ignore Insomnia Symptoms WebMD
6 Sleep Myths Busted - EatingWell