Health Tip: Can't Sleep?

-- Everyone has an occasional restless night, but persistent insomnia can make you both sick and tired.

The National Sleep Foundation says a number of medications can lead to insomnia. Here's a list of the most common examples:

  • Cold and allergy medications.
  • High blood pressure medications.
  • Medications to treat heart disease.
  • Medications to treat thyroid problems.
  • Birth control.
  • Asthma medications.
  • Medications to manage pain.
  • Medications for depression, particularly SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors).

Posted: September 2009


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