Cleveland Clinic’s Nancy Foldvary-Schaefer, DO, MS. shares advice on insomnia treatments.

“Sleep aids work by activating the sleep centers in the brain and turning off the wake centers,” explains Dr. Foldvary-Schaefer. “But you have to be careful. People start to think they must reach for something to get sleep at night. When that happens, medication can turn an acute case into a chronic one.”

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