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How many hours should I allow for sleep after I take a sleep aid?

After taking a sleep aid, you should allow at least 7 hours for sleep, especially if driving, because you may still feel the effects when you wake. Watch Nina Singh Radcliff, MD, explain the risks of not getting enough sleep after taking a sleep aid.


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