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what is strongest over-the-counter sleeping aid ?anything stronger than promethazine ?

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See a doctor: The assessment and treatment options for Insomnia is not binary, meaning there are a great many different factors which can contribute to sleep problems. Rather than seeking more and more powerful sleep agents, it is often worthwhile to seek care with a doctor who can assist you with this.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
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