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Published: Sep 06, 2021 05:58 PM
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sleeping pills/ 安眠药/(ānmiányào)

A: I've had insomnia lately and taking sleeping pills isn't working.

我最近失眠吃安眠药也没有效果。

(wǒ zuìjìn shīmián chī ānmiányào yě méiyǒu xiàoɡuǒ.)

B: You can't take sleeping pills too casually. Research has discovered that using sleeping pills over the long term is not effective. 

安眠药可不能随便吃,并且据研究发现,长期服用安眠药并没有效果。

(ānmiányào kě bùnénɡ suíbiàn chī, bìnɡqiě jù yánjiū fāxiàn, chánɡqī fúyònɡ ānmiányào bìnɡ méiyǒu xiàoɡuǒ.)

A: You're right. The doctor warned me that taking sleeping pills over the long term wouldn't be good for my health.

说的对,医生警告我说长期服用安眠药对我们身体没有任何好处。 

(shuōdeduì, yīshēnɡ jǐnɡɡào wǒ shuō chánɡqī fúyònɡ ānmiányào duì wǒmén shēntǐ méiyǒu rènhé hǎochǔ.)

B: Yup. You have to listen to the doctor. Sleeping pills can't cure insomnia. And if you use them regularly, you can become addicted. 

对啊,你一定要听医生的。安眠药无法根治失眠。定期服用安眠药还会上瘾。

(duìā, nǐ yīdìnɡ yào tīnɡ yīshēnɡ de.ānmiányào wúfǎ ɡēnzhì shīmián.dìnɡqī fúyònɡ ānmiányào háihuì shànɡyǐn.)

A: What suggestions do you have for my insomnia?

针对失眠,你有什么建议吗?

(zhēnduì shīmián, nǐ yǒu shenme jiànyì ma?)

B: You need to change your lifestyle. You can try relaxing or changing up your schedule. 

你要做生活方式上的改变。可以先放松心情。

(nǐyào zuò shēnɡhuófānɡshì shànɡde ɡǎibiàn.kěyǐ xiān fànɡsōnɡ xīnqínɡ.)

Photo/Illustration: Liu Xidan/GT

Photo/Illustration: Liu Xidan/GT






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