Dr. Oz's Sleeping Pill Dos and Don'ts

Make sure you know these dos and don’ts before reaching for the sleeping pills.

Dr. Oz's Sleeping Pill Dos and Don'ts

It can be tempting to try sleeping pills when you’ve had a few nights where that shuteye just won’t come. But while these medications can help with some sleep problems, they also have side effects. Read through these sleeping pill dos and don’ts to make sure you’re using them the right way.

Jet Lag

This short-term sleep issue pops up when you cross time zones, which throws your body’s regular sleep schedule out of whack. While your body will adjust eventually, it can lead to sleepless nights and severe daytime tiredness. Sleeping pills can help get you readjust a little more quickly. As long as you’re only using them to get back on schedule, it’s okay to use sleeping pills for jet lag. This is a do.

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