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Sleeping Pills: Are they safe for longterm use?

Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 5:43 AM

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30 million Americans turn to brands like Ambien and Lunesta to fall asleep. They're meant to be used to deal with short-term insomnia, but many people use them for years. Plain Dealer health reporter Evelyn Theiss has been looking into whether they're safe for long-term use. She shared her findings with ideastream's Eric Wellman.

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Health, Be Well Podcast, Sleep: A Wake-Up Call

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