Almost 1 In 5 Americans Use Medication To Sleep
View Source | January 26, 2023 4:11 pm
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- Nearly 20% of American adults use a drug to help them sleep, either occasionally or regularly, health officials reported Wednesday.
- Sleep medications, sold both over-the-counter and by prescription, are a common treatment for sleep problems, said senior report author Lindsey Black, a health statistician at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).
- “Our report details patterns of use of medication to inform patterns of use among subgroups of the U.S. population,” Black said.
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