Experts Warn Of Issues Teens Using Sleep Aids Can Face

CBS2’s Dr Max Gomez reports that experts think most over-the-counter sleep aids are actually hurting, not helping teens.

Experts also warn of building a tolerance to these medications, and even potential liver damage from the overuse of acetaminophen, a common painkiller found in some sleep aid formulations.

“We would love for the children of teenage years to sleep anywhere between eight to 10 hours and most are not even coming close,” said Dr. Pakkay Ngai, a pediatric pulmonologist at Hackensack University Medical Center. “We’re looking for the quick fix. But it doesn’t get to the root of the problem.”

from Sleep Review http://www.sleepreviewmag.com/2019/03/experts-warn-of-issues-teens-using-sleep-aids-can-face/

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