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Drugstore sleep aids may bring more risks than benefits

Explore more effective alternatives to help you get a good night’s rest. You’ve spent the past few nights staring at the ceiling, thinking about your grocery list, lining up your tasks for the next day, or obsessing about your problem du jour — but what you really want to be doing is sleeping soundly. You’re in the pharmacy and notice an array of over-the-counter sleep aids, and you’re tempted. Will taking one…

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