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Special to The Forum Two local sleep-medicine doctors agree that sleep-aid medications aren’t intended for long-term use.

Sleep aidzzz: Pills not long-term answer to sleepless nights

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FARGO - You’ve seen them on drugstore shelves: ZzzQuil, Unisom, Benadryl – over-the-counter sleep aids that promise to help you get a better night’s rest. More recently, natural remedies valerian and melatonin have gained in popularity.


But how safe and effective are they?

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Meredith Holt
Meredith Holt is a Forum features reporter who writes a twice-monthly column on body image, weight loss (and gain), health and fitness. Her topics of interest include mental health, relationships and women's issues. She also does page design and copy editing, which she did for six years prior to joining the features staff in March 2012.
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