Do you need a prescription to buy sleeping pills. Or can you buy them with out one?
They have some that are over the counter and some that are by prescription only. You should talk to your doctor before taking any kind of sleeping pill though even over the counter sleeping pills.
There are over-the-counter sleep aids . . . look at the active ingredients for "melatonin".
Over the counter Benadryl or diphenhydramine ingredient with Tylenol and others also works for many. Can be drying, so drink lots of water.
Otcs can be purchased without prescription.