Unfortunately, millions of people resort to sleeping drugs like Ambien, Lunesta, Restoril, Sonata and others. Not only are these drugs among the most widely prescribed — mainstream medicine doles them out like Halloween candy… but they are alsoamong the most deadly, making them #1 on our list of the 7 Most Dangerous Prescription Drugs.

How dangerous are they? According to a new study conducted by the Scripps Clinic:

  • People who use sleeping pills have a 530% higher death risk
  • They also have a 35% higher cancer risk…
  • Even folks who were prescribed as few as18 sleeping pills per year had a 360% higher death risk.


  • #1: Sleeping Pills
    (Ambien, Lunesta, Restoril)
  • #2: Cholesterol Drugs
    (Statins like Baycol)
  • #3: Blood Pressure Drugs
    (Beta-Blockers, Calcium Channel Blockers)
  • #4: Alzheimer’s Drugs
    (Aricept 23)
  • #5: Arthritis Drugs
    (NSAIDs like Celebrex)
  • #6: Diabetes Drugs
    (Actos, Avandia, Byetta, Metformin)
  • #7: Chemotherapy

“We are not certain. But it looks like sleeping pills could be as risky as smoking cigarettes,” states study leader Daniel Kripke, M.D., a professor of psychiatry emeritus at University of California. “It looks much more dangerous to take these pills than to treat insomnia another way.”

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