Sleep Disorders in Women (cont.)
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Medical Treatment for Sleep Disorders in Women
Why doesn't your health care provider prescribe a sleeping pill for you? One reason is that sleeping pills may cause dependency and abuse. Also, sleeping pills may cause side effects and complications, such as confusion, dizziness, imbalance, falls, and a daytime "hangover." These medications are only a short-term solution. The dose for prescription sleeping pills was recently changed for women because of significant side effects.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 1/8/2016
Gila Hertz, PhD, ABSM
Mary E Cataletto, MD
Anthony M Murro, MD
Mary L Windle, PharmD
Carmel Armon, MD, MHS, MSc
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