The Douglass Report June 2012

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Simple, safe & all-natural...
How to FINALLY get the rest you need

Taking sleep meds? Then you’re literally...

I can’t put it any plainer than that, folks, because sleeping pill users are dropping like flies. It’s the biggest epidemic you’ve never heard of——and I’ve got some new numbers here that will positively shock you.

According to the latest mainstream research in BMJ, regular users of sleep meds have more than FIVE TIMES the death risk of people who don’t pop those pills.

Think that’s bad? I’m just getting started, because the risks are up across the board, no matter how many——or even how few——pills you take. In fact, as little as four pills a year——that’s once per season——will TRIPLE your death risk, and 18 pills a year will QUADRUPLE it.

(I know; it’s hard to believe. But this is from the British Medical Journal and I believe the BMJ. That’s not religion, it’s science.)

That alone should be enough to get these meds taken away by a hazmat team and buried in a sealed vault——but believe it or not, the risks don’t end there.

Some of the most popular sleep meds of all actually pack an even HIGHER risk. Ambien——aka zolpidem——boosts the risk of a premature demise up to 5.7 times, while Restoril——temazepam——increases it up to 6.6 times, according to researchers.

Put it all together, and the numbers from the new study may contribute to...

500,000 deaths every year!

Want to know how bad that is? If sleeping pills were given their own category in the stats, they’d be one of the nation’s top three causes of death——and not too far behind heart disease (599,413) and cancer (567,628).

That’s even more than the number of deaths (wrongly, in my opinion) blamed on tobacco use.

To top it all off, the study also found that the most frequent sleeping pill users had a 35 percent higher risk of cancer.

As I said, this is big news. H U G E. So that’s why before you do anything else——before you read another word of this article——I want you to go to your medicine chest and get the Ambien, Restoril, Lunesta, Alluna, Sonata and any other sleep drugs you have on hand.

Then, I want you to throw them all out.

I doubt you can get a hazmat team to come and collect them, so just put them straight into the trash (don’t flush ‘em——the water supply has enough pharmaceuticals already floating around in it).

Even if the drugs didn’t raise the risk of death, they come with about a zillion other possible side effects. Some people on these meds have been known to go out, drive, engage in sexual relations and more——all while supposedly asleep. (Is THAT why they arrested me last night?)

What’s more, they have absolutely no memory of it the next day (which sounds like a convenient excuse, and some have even tried using it as a legal defense——the so-called Ambien defense——but in reality, this behavior has been documented and verified).

Throw in the risks of cognitive impairment, memory loss, poor balance, sexual side effects and more and you can see why I want you to get rid of these things as quickly as you can.

Don’t worry, I’m not going to leave you sleepless in wherever you are——because I have...


The dirty secret of sleep meds is that in addition to being unsafe, they don’t even work.

One major trial on Sonata found zero difference in total sleep between those on the pill and those lucky enough to get a placebo. One large trial showed that Lunesta gave sleepers a measly 37 extra minutes.

I don’t know about you, but that’s hardly what I’d call “effective.”

Truth is, there are much better——safer AND truly effective——ways to get your 40 winks, including three of the easiest solutions out there.

Solution #1 is the all-natural sleep hormone, melatonin. I’m flabbergasted by the number of people with sleep problems who’ve heard of it, but haven’t tried it.

What are they waiting for???

It’s proven that the body makes melatonin at night to help us sleep, and that we make less and less of it as we age. It’s also proven that older people with low melatonin levels suffer more sleep problems than the younger folks who still produce it in quantity.

It’s not hard to put two and two together on this, and science confirms common sense: An MIT analysis of 17 studies found that not only does melatonin help seniors to sleep, but that it works in tiny doses——as little as 0.3 mg a night.

In fact, for some people higher doses might actually lose effectiveness, so start out by taking as little as possible.

I suggest sublingual drops. It’s easier to take in smaller amounts, and since it gets into the bloodstream quicker, it takes effect quicker.

Solution #2 is another hormone we all start missing out on as we age. It has such a powerful effect on the human body that it’s banned from most sports——and no, it’s not steroids.

It’s all-natural and perfectly safe HGH, human growth hormone. Back in the 1990s, I suggested that HGH supplementation——combined with melatonin——could be the answer to sleep problems in seniors.

Now, the science backs me up.

In one study, researchers from the University of Chicago School of Medicine confirmed that low HGH levels lead to poor sleep——including the inability to remain in the “deep sleep” that’s such an essential part of proper rest.

Better sleep is just one of the functions of HGH. This hormone is also critical to proper metabolic function and helps keep us “young” inside even as we get old on the outside.

If you’re older than 40, odds are good you need more sleep no matter how well you sleep. A naturopath who has experience in working with hormones can set you straight.

Solution #3 is plain old talk therapy.

You know I’m no fan of psychobabble. But if those drones are good for anything, it’s talking until you’re bored to tears. Yap, yap, yapyayap——sometimes I wonder who’s really getting the therapy: the patient... or the shrink!

But there’s an upside to all that mindless chatter: It’s clinically proven to put you to sleep. (How could it not?)

In one recent study, 67 percent of sleep-deprived seniors given just two in-person therapy sessions and two follow-up phone calls enjoyed significantly better sleep, while 55 percent were completely cured of their insomnia.

Not bad for a little psychobabble... but I still think it’s the very idea of talking to one of these ninnies, rather than the therapy itself, that does the trick.

Those aren’t your only natural solutions——just three of the best. You can also try valerian root, kava kava, dietary changes and the old (and effective) standby, brandy in warm milk.