Monday, June 5, 2017
Sleeing Pills Are Dangerous And Are Linked To Cancer, Falls And Even Heart Attack
If you rely on sleeping pills to help you snooze, you should probably stop. The tablets designed to help us drift off pose the same threat as smoking a packet of cigarette each day, an expert claims. A worrying body of evidence is emerging over their dangers, with glowing links to cancer, debilitating falls, and even heart attacks. Arizona State University sleep researcher Shawn believes those seeking a good night sleep should exercise more. This bried stint of activity helps to burn you out. aiding you in your quest of fall asleep naturally, Dr Shawn said. Researchers have long argued the need for safe treatment of insomnia due to the risks it poses, including heightened threats of strokes and heart attacks. They cause infections, falling and dementia in the elderly and they lose their effectiveness after a few weeks. Researchers suggest those who are physically active have a lower risk of developing insomnia at the first place. Growing evidence is mounting over the dangers of sleeping pills, which are taken by an estimated one on ten persons in the UK, More than 100 million people are suffering from insomnia, the main need for the tablets in the US. Older types of pills. such as diazepam have become less popular in recent years due to health hazards flagged in a wide range of studies. Instead sale of newer 'Z-drugs' have surged with many believing them to have fewer side effects and be far less addictive. Melatonin, often touted as a cure for jet-leg, has also soared in popularity. However, all are thought to cause drowsiness, delayed reaction times and impaired balance which can lead users to fall and break their bones. The drugs also block a chemical messenger acetylcholine, which patients with Alzheimer's disease are believed to lack, causing them drowsiness. The researchers also found that use of common pills may also increase the risk of contracting pneumonia and dying from it.