Lately, my routine is to drift quickly off to sleep, and then around three in the morning, I'm wide awake and worrying about everything: my son in college, bills, the laundry, work, and ironically, not being able to fall back to sleep. It's tempting to reach for a sleeping pill my doctor prescribed, but is it really a good idea? The biggest problem with sleeping aids, both over-the-counter and prescription medications, is they won't uncover the cause of sleeplessness. In fact, research shows taking both OTC and prescribed sleeping aids may make the problem worse. Here's why:
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