Harvard Health Letter

Are drugstore sleep aids safe?

Observe these caveats if you use over-the-counter drugs or dietary supplements to help you sleep. It’s 2 a.m. and you can’t sleep. Is it okay to take a nonprescription remedy? “They’re not meant for the long term, but it may be okay for an occasional night of problems with sleep,” says sleep expert Dr. Lawrence Epstein, an instructor in medicine at Harvard Medical School. …

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