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.
Yet Another Reason Why Flight Attendants Need Better Regulations
One study shows that 90 percent of flight attendants have trouble sleeping — and hints at a greater problem in the skies.
What the 'Ambien Walrus' Really Is, According to the Person Who Made It Up
When you were hopped up on sleeping pills and bought all that Toblerone and snorkeling gear on Amazon? Yeah, that was the Walrus.
Confessions of a Sleeping Pill Addict
Heather, a 25 year-old retail supervisor in Indiana, used to count herself among them.
How We Used to Deal With Insomnia, Then vs. Now
For one, we're not treating it with opium anymore.
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.