ST. LOUIS – About 9 million Americans use prescription or over-the-counter sleep aids to help them fall asleep. That may help them in the short term, but what are the long-term effects?
Nurse practitioner Loretta Colvin from SSM Health’s Sleep Disorder Clinic explains.
Colvin warns against long-term use. She also says middle-aged women going through menopause experience sleeplessness the most.
Colvin said when people are having issues sleeping, they should see a physician so that they can get checked out. Along with sleep disorders, a physician would screen for anxiety and depression
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