Use of prescription aids rises with age

Those who turn to prescription medication to get a full night’s sleep may rest easier knowing they’re not alone. More than 8.6 million American adults – about 4 percent of the U.S. population aged 20 or older – reported using a prescription sleep aid such as Ambien or Lunesta in the past month. And the older you are, the more likely you are to take a pill before hitting the pillow.

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