Sleep Aids More Dangerous Than You May Know

Dry mouth, drowsiness, dizziness, headache, cold symptoms, abnormal thoughts and behavior including confusion, hallucinations, worsening depression, suicidal thoughts or actions, memory loss, anxiety, swelling of the tongue or throat, trouble breathing, nausea and vomiting. Can you guess from what?  No, not heroin. These are symptoms associated with the common sleep aid Lunesta.  I pulled them right off the Lunesta website.  And now, according to the latest study from a British Medical Journal, the side-effects list could legitimately include cancer and premature death.  Imagine getting a good night sleep, and awakening grasping for air with a swollen tongue, hallucinations and cancer.  Or imagine not waking up at all from a restful sleep. Quite a price to pay for a little insomnia.  I don’t know about you, but I don’t think I’ll be asking my doctor if Lunesta is right for me.

 

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