Is Getting Less Sleep Better Than using Sleeping Pill?


There are beliefs that getting more sleep can improve health, and hence one encounters sleeping disorder, people may think there are needs to take sleeping pills. But now there are study to show more sleep does not improve your health, and taking sleeping pills will definitely increase some risks of your health:

Still, more sleep is no guarantee for overall health, and more sleeping pills might not bring it on either.

A six-year study Kripke headed up of more than a million adults ages 30 to 102 showed that people who get only 6 to 7 hours a night have a lower death rate than those who get 8 hours of sleep.

The risk from taking sleeping pills 30 times or more a month was not much less than the risk of smoking a pack of cigarettes a day, he says.

At the end of the article, there are tips from Kripke how to improve sleep behavior – good and natural one.

Sleep Deprivation: The Great American Myth – [Fox News]

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