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More College Students Using Sleep Aids

Posted Mar 03 2009 2:53pm

pasbanana030452-Girl-asleep-with-pills Ever had a bad case of insomnia due to stress or an over-active mind? Ever try to accomplish a goal and worry yourself in to a frenzy because you’re afraid of failure? How many times have you laid in bed at night, starring at the ceiling wondering how the hell you’re going to pay all of your bills? You’re not alone and even though a lot of people think of college as a time for a little education between partying, there are plenty of students that take it seriously. They know the value of money, especially when they are the ones paying for their tuition.

Meghan Lisson wrote a great article that shows that college student use of sleep aids such as pills has tripled in the last decade.

A recent report by the health care business of Thomson Reuters, the parent company of Reuters News, reveals that hundreds of college-age students across the country are turning to sleep meds to get some shuteye. The study found that use of prescription sleep aids has nearly tripled among 18-to-24-year-olds over the last 10 years.

Read more of Meghan article at ABCnews.go.com.

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Tags: Insomnia, Sleep Aids, Sleep Loss, Sleeping Pills

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