sleeping pill


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Synonyms for sleeping pill

a soporific drug in the form of a pill (or tablet or capsule)

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Teesside Magistrates' Court heard the 29-year-old had taken a sleeping pill before the match after recently returning home from three-week stint on a rig off the Shetland Islands.
Isolation and high unemployment are among possible reasons given for statistics that show prescriptions for sleeping pills there are the highest per head in Scotland.
Commonly used sleeping pills such as temazepam and zolpidem are associated with more than a fourfold risk of death, according to a study published in the BMJ open online journal.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Researchers found that obesity appears to significantly increase the risk of death tied to sleeping pills, nearly doubling the rate of mortality even among those prescribed 18 or fewer pills in a year.
But while you might think that taking sleeping pills to achieve restful sleep might benefit your health, you're wrong.
As your doctor may have already indicated, sleeping pills shouldn't be considered permanent solutions to your sleep problems.
TRIBUTES poured in for Hollywood star Heath Ledger today as speculation grew that he died from an accidental overdose of sleeping pills.
Also, Pfizer is launching a sleeping pill called Indiplon in the second quarter of this year.
In the previously reported Cancer Prevention Study I, people who reported using sleeping pills in the prior month had significantly elevated mortality, especially if they reported usage 30 times per month.
Jones, it's time for your sleeping pill," may not be quite as far-fetched as it sounds.
This so-called "natural" sleeping pill, once sold in health-food stores, is an amino acid (one of the essential building blocks of protein).
Tryptophan is the first safe, non-toxic sleeping pill," asserts a University of Oklahoma professor in Nutrition News, a newsletter distributed in natural foods stores.
But no sedative or sleeping pill was found in his possession.
The woman told deputies she met Stevens at a party, where she was given some sort of sleeping pill and was subsequently raped at that location, Walker said.
Unfortunately, the next best thing is often a sleeping pill that will turn you out like a light.