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.

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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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