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Is your sleeping pill killing you?

Sleep aids. Hypnotics. Sleeping pills. They’re called many things. There’s the powerful Ambien, available by prescription. Some have poetic names like Sonata. And I love the Lunesta television ads, with that gorgeous-creepy butterfly flitting past a calm moon to put a restless insomniac away. I mean, to sleep. And over-the-counter Benadryl or Tylenol PM, taken by millions without a thought, they’re innocent as can be, right? Actually, these popular drugs have a very dark side indeed.