9 million sleepless in U.S. depend on pills

August 29, 2013 8:55:47 AM PDT
A lot of sleepless people are depending on pills to get a good night's rest.

A new government study suggests nearly nine million adults nationwide resort to prescription sleeping pills to get enough shuteye.

Researcher found most of them are white, female and educated or age 50 and older.

Medical experts say it's better to treat the real problem, which can range from an illness to poor sleeping habits.