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What should I know about over-the-counter sleep aids?

Doctors can control the dosage for a prescribed sleep aid, but with over-the-counter sleep aids, the patient is solely responsible for what they are taking. Watch as Nina Singh Radcliff, MD, explains the ingredients and warnings for OTC sleep aids.


Carol Ash, DO
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Can't sleep? There's a good reason to steer clear of over-the-counter sleep aids, says sleep medicine expert Dr. Carol Ash. Watch the video to find out why.


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