Patients who were satisfied with their sleeping pills tended to take these hypnotic agents later in the evening, according to a study published in the January issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. The authors propose that physicians advise patients to take sleeping pills approximately 7 hours before they usually get out of bed instead of the commonly recommended 30 minutes before bedtime.

Read the study in JCSM:  Sleeping Pill Administration Time and Patient Subjective Satisfaction