A government study says millions of Americans take prescription medication to get enough sleep.
FOX News Radio's Pam Puso reports:
When the alarm goes off... Are you still tired?
According to a government study, nearly nine million adults are popping prescription pills to get enough shut-eye and most of them are white, female and fifty years of age or older. In addition, experts believe millions more are trying over-the-counter options. Findings based on interviews with about 17,000 adults between 2005 and 2010 by the The Centers for Disease Control .
For adults the recommended amount of sleep is seven to nine hours. And previous research shows at least a third of adults get less than that.
Pam Puso, FOX News Radio.