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What are hypnotics?

Hypnotics refer to sleeping pills. Sleeping pills are taken to help with sleeplessness or insomnia. Types of hypnotics include antihistamines, melatonin, and valerian. Most sleep aids attempt to cause drowsiness or regulate the body's internal clock.

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