OTC Sleeping Pills

How, Exactly, Does Ambien Work?
What you need to know about America's favorite sedative.
"There are Better Things to Use": Why Sleeping Pills Shouldn't Be the First Defense Against Insomnia
A conversation about sleeping pills and dependency with Dr. Marc Leavey, of Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore.
Why Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Is The Best Defense Against Insomnia
It changes how you think about sleep — not your brain chemistry.
Why These Common Sleep Aids Actually Make Restless Leg Syndrome Worse
Certain medications exacerbate the discomfort of the already-agonizing syndrome.
Confessions of a Sleeping Pill Addict
Heather, a 25 year-old retail supervisor in Indiana, used to count herself among them.
What's the Difference Between Chronic and Acute Insomnia?
Understanding the difference is key to getting a proper diagnosis.
The Daily Nightmare of Benzo Withdrawal
Dr. Jennifer Leigh discusses her horrifying experiences with benzodiazepine withdrawal and her continued efforts to help the countless other addicts out there.