This article in the New York Times addresses the issue of whether “sleep” obtained through sleeping pills does us any good at all. And here’s the shocking answer:
Dr. John Weyl Winkelman, a sleep disorders expert at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, said if a patient asked him whether medicated sleep was restorative, “I’d say: ‘You tell me.’”
So why are doctors writing so many prescriptions for sleep medication? It should come as no surprise that there’s a lot of money in selling pills to make people unconscious at night. People are desperate to get the proper amount of sleep so they can function efficiently the next day. No one knows if the pills actually provide any benefit to the person taking them. They sure help pay the bills for the pharmaceutical companies though. Couple this with the fact they doctors know little about how we go to sleep, and you get a good picture of the unfolding disaster for those suffering from insomnia.
Hopefully In Pursuit of Sleep will help those afflicted with insomnia get to sleep every night without medication. And the sleep you get by using the Transition Trek method provided in In Pursuit of Sleep is guaranteed to be restorative because it is nature sleep and not drug induced. Publication is set for early January 2016.