There are many ways to treat sleep problems – from using behavioral therapy to sleep aids – but some treatments may be more effective than others. Many people may think sleep aids like over-the-counter (OTC) sleep aids and natural remedies, are a quick fix for their trouble sleeping. But, OTC sleep aids may not completely stop working after 8 hours; often contain ingredients you may not want or need, such as pain relievers and allergy medicine; and most aren't recommended for long-term use. And many natural sleep aids aren't FDA-approved. So, before you treat your sleep troubles, be sure to talk to your healthcare professional first to learn what's right for you.