A reader wrote to ask about sleeping pills for middle-of-the-night wake-ups.
“I don’t have a problem getting to sleep,” he explained. “I go jogging with my dog after work and that really tires me out. So I’m out by 10 or 10:30. But I have to go to the bathroom at least once a night, and then I can’t get back to sleep. Sometimes I wake up at 1:30 and I’m awake for the rest of the night! I’m about ready to give up and ask for a sleeping pill. Any thoughts?”