Doctor Names Sleeping Pills That Are “Less Likely to Be Addictive”

by Leigh Ann Otte

Eighty-five percent of American adults believe people often or sometimes misuse prescription sleeping pills. That’s according to a 2008 sleep survey from the National Sleep Foundation. What do you think?

In honor of National Sleep Awareness Week, we’re featuring our top-10 sleep questions and answers this week. A couple are about sleeping pills and addiction. “The newer prescription drugs, including Ambien, Lunesta and Sonata, are less likely to be addictive,” wrote the author, sleep doctor Wissam Chatila, M.D. You do have to take them as directed.

On a lighter topic, the article also talks about whether it really is healthier to go to bed earlier.

Happy National Sleep Awareness Week!

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Leigh Ann Otte is the managing editor of and a freelance writer.

This information is not meant to be individual advice. Please consult your doctor for that. See our disclaimer here.

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One Response to “Doctor Names Sleeping Pills That Are “Less Likely to Be Addictive””

  1. HighTechnologyScrubs Says:

    So why are those less addictive than sleeping pills in the past?

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