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A member asked:

Ive been using unisom a couple times a week to help me sleep and it really works well. is there any long-term problems with using that such as addictions or dependence? sleep aids

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Dr. Steven Simon
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 40 years experience
Yes: Good for short term, but can create both psychological dependence and anxiety if not used, no sleep will occur. Try sleep hygiene: no caffeine after 5pm, dark comfortable bedroom, used only for sex or sleep. To bed and arise same time daily. Try using the tabs only if you fail to fall asleep in 15-30 minutes
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