Do Sleeping Pills Increase Your Risk Of Dying?

Here’s a stunning statistic: A prescription for just a few sleeping pills per year was associated with a 3.6 times increased risk of dying (from any cause) compared to those who didn’t have any prescriptions for these medications. It jumped to 5.32 if more than 152 doses per year were prescribed. The authors of this […]

Can Taking Sleeping Pills Increase Your Chance of Dying?

A landmark study from Sweden revealed that taking sleeping pills long term is associated with a significantly increased chance of dying. In men, it was 4.5x higher overall and in women it was 2x. They followed about 3500 men and women for 20 years, and found that 379 men and 278 women died during this period. […]