Chapter 11
About This eBook

I wrote these little books – both this title and Brighten Your Life – and put the books on the web, so that people in need could learn about the dangers of sleeping pills and about alternative treatments. Much of the two books is written in the same tone and language with which I explain about sleeping pills to my patients. I offer opinions and guidance even where the scientific proof is incomplete. People want a doctor’s best opinion, even when we are not certain of everything.

This is not intended to be a scientific article, but it may be useful to physicians who want to learn more about hypnotic drugs. For physicians and others who want more scientific facts, I have included many scientific references without attempting to document every opinion. This is my advice, so not every doctor will agree with everything. You can find many of the articles at a medical library or by searching the web through PubMed[87], the database provided by the U.S. National Library of Medicine. A more extensive set of links is available at my medical review.[88]

Endnote for Chapter 10

87. is a free resource that is developed and maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), located at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Available online at to a website outside this eBook. [return]

88. Kripke DF: Hypnotic drug risks of mortality, infection, depression, and cancer: but lack of benefit [version 3]. F1000Res. 2018, 5:918Link to a website outside this eBook. [return]