When is it time to consider a sleep aid?

[WCCO-TV, November 20,2019] A third of American adults have brief bouts of insomnia. For 10% of the population, it can be chronic.

So, when is it time to turn to a sleep aid for help? Good Question.

“In general, you want to find out what the problem actually is,” says Dr. Andrew Stiehm, a sleep expert with Allina Health. “Am I worrying too much, am I not letting something go, am I going to bed at the wrong time?”

Then, he says to ask yourself, is this a long-term problem and or something that lasting only a few days.