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Sleeping Pills Tied to Higher Death Risk

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    Sleeping pills may help you get some shut eye, but some of those medications may be linked to a shorter life span. That's according to a study in the British Medical Journal.

    Researchers found people who popped just one to 18 prescription strength sleeping aids annually, had three-and-a-half times the risk of early death than those taking no sleeping pills at all.

    The increase jumped fivefold for people who took three sleeping pills or more per week.