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Revealed: Sleeping pills aren't all they're cracked up to be

by , 03 June 2013

Sleep disorders are a growing problem worldwide. As a result, drugs to help you sleep have become a multibillion-rand market. But despite all that expensive medication, a new study reveals that these drugs don't work for many people. Read on to discover why using sleeping pills could cause more harm than good.

While getting a good night’s sleep should never feel like work, this is the reality for many people every night.

And if you’ve turned to sleeping pills to help you get that much needed rest, you may be doing your body more harm than good…

Sleeping pills have serious implication for your health

“In a new survey out of the UK, 42% of people who take sleep medication said they’ve been battling insomnia for eleven years or more,” says Dr Mark Stengler in Health Revelations. And another 39% said they haven’t been sleeping well for between three and ten years.
Clearly, drugs don’t work.

And “that’s why people who take sleeping pills are seven times more likely to feel helpless and five times more likely to feel alone than people who don’t take the drugs,” says Dr Stengler.

According to The Great British Sleep Survey, people who take sleeping pills are also three times more likely to have difficulty concentrating during the day and twice as likely to have problems with relationships, mood and productivity.

According to Dr Stengler, while it’s hard to say whether these problems are caused by the meds or the poor sleep, it’s clear that the meds come with an increased risk of their own. These risks include memory loss and hallucinations.

And to top it all off, people who take sleep drugs have a higher risk of cancer and even death!
While it’s important to get your sleep, it’s just as important that you get it without dangerous sleeping pills that either don’t work well or don’t work at all.

According to FSP Health “magnesium and calcium are both sleep boosters and when taken together, they become even more effective.”

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