Rest Uneasy: Sleeping Pills Linked to Early Death, Cancer

Do you take a sleeping pill to get a better night’s rest? If you do, a new study could keep you up at night. Scripps Clinic sleep researchers found that those who take even a few prescription sleeping pills during the year are nearly four times more likely to die prematurely than people who don’t take them. This is unsettling news for the nearly one in 10 American adults who use prescription sleep medications such as zolpidem (Ambien), eszopiclone (Lunesta), …