New Study: Artificial Sleep Medications Lead to Increased Car Accidents

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  • Post Date: 04 Jun 2014

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The FDA announced recently that it would require manufacturers of sleep aids to reduce the recommended dosages, since their use has been linked to an increment in car accidents.

Studies showed that up to 15% of women and 3% of men who took such drugs experienced significant psychomotor and memory impairment the next morning, leaving them unable to perform certain tasks such as driving.

On the other hand, herbal remedies like Valerian - which has anti-insomnia and anxiolytic properties -  would make an optimal replacement to these drugs because of their milder side effects.

FDA Requiring Lower Recommended Dose for Certain Sleep Drugs

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it is requiring the manufacturers of widely used sleep drugs, mainly those containing the active ingredient zolpidem, to lower current recommended doses.

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