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Ambien: Is dependence a concern?

Zolpidem (Ambien) for insomnia is generally safe in the short term, but some people who take it may behave dangerously, such as driving while not awake.

Hypothyroidism: Can calcium supplements interfere with treatment?

Calcium supplements can interfere with absorption of medications used to treat hypothyroidism.

Calcium supplements: Do they interfere with blood pressure drugs?

In large amounts, calcium supplements may interfere with certain blood pressure medications.

Prescription sleeping pills: What's right for you?

Learn the possible benefits, risks and side effects of prescription sleeping pills. For long-term (chronic) insomnia, behavior changes generally work best.

Insomnia treatment: Cognitive behavioral therapy instead of sleeping pills

Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia: Get to the root of your sleep problems.

Slide show: 7 fingernail problems not to ignore

See photos of fingernail conditions that warrant medical attention.


An unusually dry mouth, often caused by medication.

Foods and sleep

Foods and sleep — How to snack and what to avoid.

Valerian: A safe and effective herbal sleep aid?

Valerian — Can this sleep aid help you sleep better?

Skip booze for better sleep

Health tips from Mayo Clinic, featuring simple strategies for a healthy lifestyle.

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