Friday, May 4, 2012


It is estimated that c.10 million prescriptions for sleeping pills are issued every year in England alone.

That's a heck of a lot of pills.

But then again, as many as one in four people in the UK are thought to suffer from insomnia at some point in their lives.

Sleeping pills typically hail from 2 "families" - the Benzodiazepine family (Temazepam being the most well known) and the newer (and allegedly less addictive) Z-drugs family (with variants such as Zolpidem and Zopiclone).

The various side-effects and downsides of sleeping pills are well documented (and pretty scary once you get into the detail), so before you even consider heading down to your GP and asking for a prescription, why not consider doing the following:

Sleep tight.

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