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Do Sleeping Pills Really Help You Sleep?

Many people who aren’t able to sleep or suffer from insomnia turn to sleeping pills to help get some rest at night. But do these pills actually put you to sleep? Join Trace as he explains how sleeping pills actually work.

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Stages of Sleep

“One of the most pervasive misconceptions about sleep is that sleep is just a matter of our bodies ‘turning off’ for several hours, followed by our bodies ‘turning back on’ when we awake.”

Melatonin and Sleep

“The pattern of waking during the day when it is light and sleeping at night when it is dark is a natural part of human life.”

Who is Taking Sleeping Pills?

“Diagnoses of insomnia have been on the rise-and so has the use of medication to treat this sleep disorder.”


“Hypnotics are prescribed for insomnia (difficulty sleeping). These drugs include benzodiazepines and non-benzodiazepines.”

Understanding the Side Effects of Sleeping Pills

“Between a third and half of all Americans have insomnia and complain of poor sleep. Perhaps you’re one of them. If so, you may be considering taking a sleeping pill.”

When to take a sleeping pill for insomnia

“Sleeping pills can be an effective treatment for chronic insomnia. But like any other drug, sleep medications can have side effects.”


“Insomnia can be a short-term or chronic condition, but it always involves problems with falling asleep or staying asleep.”

KCBS In Depth: The Science Of Sleep

“It’s not at all uncommon for Americans to burn the candle at both ends, as the saying goes.”

The Science of Sleep

“Fifty years of research on brain activity and physiological patterns of sleeping has revealed a great deal about what sleep is and what it is not.”

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