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Do Sleeping Pills Cause Cancer?

Sleepers using sleeping pills are 35% more likely to develop cancer

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Here’s a scary statistic that EVERY adult should know.

According to a study of 34,205 sleepers published in the BMJ Open journal, people who take zolpidem, temazepam and other sleeping pills are 35% more likely to develop various types of cancers[i].

But that’s not all.

  • Patients who received prescriptions for the above hypnotics, and were taking it regularly, were four times more likely to die from cancer than folks who didn’t take any sleeping pills at all.
  • Even people who used sleeping pills less than 18 times in a year were up to three times more likely to die prematurely.

Now, I don’t know about you, but these numbers scare the crap out of me.

As we all know, “association doesn’t necessarily imply causality”. However, anybody who has an ounce of common sense can look at these numbers and conclude that, despite what drug manufacturers say, sleeping pills are NOT good for you. They’re a crutch that only causes bigger problems.

I’d rather count on a better, more natural way to sleep again — one that doesn’t multiply our risk of contracting, and dying from, cancer.

The Custom-Tailored Pillow solves a lot of the underlying problems that cause many sleep struggles, and so helps you get to sleep without hypnotic pills.

It’s safer, better for your health, and doesn’t leave you hooked on drugs.

And, do you know what? It can also save you a ton of money as well. Because zolpidem, temazepam and other sleeping pills don’t come cheap. Especially if you end up using them long-term (not recommended).

We’re talking, potentially, several thousand dollars.


i: Kripke, D.F., Langer, R.D., Kline, L.E.: Hypnotics’ association with mortality or cancer: a matched cohort study, (London, United Kingdom: BMJ Open, 2010)

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