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Sleeping Pills Used More Often by Older, Educated Adults, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Reveals


8/29/2013 8:36:23 AM

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Use of sleeping medications increases with age and education levels, according to a U.S. report on the demographics of those taking the drugs. About 4 percent of U.S. adults ages 20 and older reported taking a sleep aid, according to the study released today from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About 3 percent of those who didn’t finish high school reported using sleep aids, compared with 4.4 percent of those with high school degrees or higher education. Use was greater among people older than 70, the Atlanta-based agency said.

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