The Doctors: Are OTC Sleep Medicines Safe?
Sleep specialist Dr Raj Dasgupta joined The Doctors to help viewers learn more about over-the-counter sleep medications. Dr Raj explained that it’s important to get to the root cause of why you’re not sleeping. Sometimes, people will turn to over-the-counter medicines with the word PM on them. Dr Raj explained that it’s usually not a good idea because you’re not just taking a sleep aid, but you’re actually taking other medications as well that you don’t necessarily need. Plus, when you take a sleep aid, you need at least eight hours of sleep or you’re going to feel super groggy the next day.