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SPR 2017

Spirit of Women magazine is a national publication presented to women by hospitals and their physicians. The magazine provides up-to-date, evidence-based healthcare information and promotes our hospitals as leaders in women's health excellence.

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18 SHUTTERSTOCK Healthy Sleep W hether you're juggling multiple projects at work or tackling your to- do list at home, a good night's sleep makes everything easier. But if you're tossing and turning at night, you're not alone. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 50 to 70 million American adults have sleep disorders. And an eye-opening survey by the National Sleep Foundation found that women report more insomnia and sleep disturbances than men do. Reaching for a sleeping pill—sold over the counter or by prescription—is one solution, but it's not always the best remedy. Here's a look at when to consider medication for better shut-eye. The case for medication "When people have trouble sleeping, sometimes medication is the answer," says Dr. Damon Raskin, affiliated with Concierge Choice Physicians in Pacific Palisades, Calif., who specializes in sleep medicine. He adds that this is especially appropriate if you use sleep sleep aid? By Sandra Gordon Should you take a

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