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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Can Sleeping Pills Shorten Your Lifespan?

A Canadian study suggests that taking sleeping pills can shorten your lifespan. This 12-year study, which surveyed 14,000 Canadian. The study revealed that taking sleeping pills once a month can reduce the your lifespan by 36 percent. People over age 55 were most afflicted. Keep in mind that one study is not medical proof, but it is something to ponder before you pop that Ambien or Lunesta. More research into this will shed more light on this potential danger.

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