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Over-the-Counter Sleep Meds are Not Effective


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Consistently sleeping for fewer than six hours each night may cause an early death. However, too much sleep can also cause problems.

New research analyzed data from 16 separate studies. People who habitually slept for less than six hours a night were 12 percent more likely to experience premature death.


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