Sleeping Pills Raise Risk of Dying and Cancer

Do you or any of your friends take sleeping pills?  If so, you’re in good company.  About 6-10% of Americans use sleeping pills for better snoozing, and that number is on the rise these days.


A recent study conducted in the United States found that those who use sleeping pills were 4.6 times more likely to die within a 2.5 year time frame.  The study estimated that sleeping pills may have been associated with 320,000 to 507,000 excess deaths in the United States alone in 2010.  Note:  This information establishes an association, not a cause, but it raises a major health concern. sleeping pills, sleeping pills and death, sleeping pills and cancer,