Insomnia is a common problem in America with an estimated 50 million individuals suffering every day. Those who have sleeping disorders likely have health problems including diabetes, heart disease,and stroke.
The study, conducted by Dr. Daniel Kripke of Scripps and Dr. Robert Langer of Jackson Hole found that people who took sleeping pills:
- Are likely to die 4 times more than those who don't take them
- Have a 35% more likelihood to be diagnosed with cancer
The sample of the study consisted of 40,000 patients. Over 10,000 people were prescribed sleeping medication while nearly 24,000 were not.
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