Doctor Oz did a show on Sleeping Pill Addiction. A woman named Shay (short for Shannon) has been addicted to prescription sleeping pills for almost a year. Between work, stress, and her kids, it was hard to get a good night’s sleep. So she asked her doctor for a prescription for sleeping pills, but she soon the regular dose was not having the same impact so she started to take more. Shay said she depends on her sleeping pills to be able to make her go to sleep, because they numb her from her worries about having lost her job and her mortgage. She started with 1 pill a night, and is now up to 2-3 pills per night.