Millions of Americans Using Sleep Aids to Get Rest

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Nearly 9 million American adults use sleep medication to help them get some rest, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control

About 8.6 percent of American adults turn to drugs like Ambien or Lunesta to help with sleep. The CDC says the use of such pills is highest among older people, especially women. 

The new report is the first government study to look at the use of sleep aids.

It comes as the Food and Drug Administration has been taking measures to reduce doses of some medications because of their lingering effects.

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