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Third of people in the UK affected by insomnia

27th September 2012

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has issued a warning over the damage to their health people are causing by self-medicating with sleeping tablets.

The organisation said half of people with insomnia diagnosed themselves and took medication without seeking medical advice but it  remained concerned that the problem was often part of other physical or mental health problems which needed treating. The RPS reached the findings from a survey of 2,077 people which revealed that 30% of those quizzed had taken sleeping pills for more than a month without getting advice while 14% had gone for six months.

 

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