New Study Shows Death/Cancer Risk with Sleeping Pills

February 28, 2012

Millions of people turn to sleeping pills to get a better night’s rest, but a new study shows the pills could cause an increased risk of death and cancer.  That’s enough to keep you up at night!  Click here to learn more and watch a report by CBS News.

The study, published in the February 27th issue of BMJ Open, found people who took 18 sleeping pills or fewer per year had more than 3.5 times higher a risk for death than those who didn’t take any sleeping pills. What’s more, people taking more than 132 sleeping pills per year were at five times higher risk for death and 35 percent higher risk for cancer.

Click here to read more from CBS.