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Experts discuss OTC Sleep Aids

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine, a professional organization dedicated to the assurance of quality care for patients with sleep disorders, has issued a position statement on treating insomnia with over-the-counter sleep aids and/or herbal supplements....

AASM Position - Sufficient evidence does not exist to support over-the-counter (OTC) sleep aids as an effective treatment for insomnia. OTC sleep aids that contain antihistamine may provide modest, short-term benefits for adults with mild cases of insomnia. It is important to be aware, however, that the use of antihistamines may produce a variety of side effects.

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