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Better Than Ambien

A new book argues sleeping pills aren’t the answer to chronic insomnia. Instead, a simple, natural trick works better.
Source: Phil Noble / Reuters

There was a time not long ago when this reporter was, shall we say, stretched a bit thin. At night, she lay in her bed, which was covered with laundered and not-yet-folded yoga pants, attempting to gain respite. Yet none would come. Instead, she would play mental chess with various cost-benefit analyses, or she would arrange and rearrange her mental to-do list, as though, like so much broccoli under a pile of mashed potatoes, moving it around

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