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Prescription sleep pills not likely to help women in the long run, study finds – NBC News

Do Ambien and Xanax work for sleep? Prescription sleep pills can help women with occasional insomnia but probably won’t solve chronic sleep problems.

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Prescription sleep medications can help women struggling with occasional insomnia but probably won’t help with chronic sleep problems, new research finds.
Two years of data from nearly 700 middle-age women showed that long-term use of medications such as Ambien, Lunestra or some anti-anxiety prescriptions didn’t help women sleep better in the long run compared to women who didn’t use prescription pills, according to the report published Tuesday in BMJ Open.
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