A literature review indicated that FDA-approved hypnotic medications were associated with increased risk for suicidal ideation, reports Helio.

“A growing body of evidence has linked insomnia to suicidal ideation, suicidal behavior, and suicide death,” W. Vaughn McCall, MD, MS, of Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University, Augusta, and colleagues wrote. “Based on available reviews and epidemiological surveys, the link between sedative-hypnotic agents and suicidality appears to be uncertain.