Cautions About Sleep Medications

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Cautions About Sleep Medications

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buy tramadol 24 hours Alprazolam (Xanax) at 4am at his early am wakening to get another 3 hours of sleep. Alprazolam is a benzodiazepine hypnotic. Side effects include an increase in depression. When stopping the medication rebound insomnia can occur. Most of the hypnotics should not be taken with alcohol.
Zolpidem (Ambien) or Eszopiclone (Lunesta) Both are non-benzodiazepine hypnotics. Ambien is long-lasting, and people should be sure to have a full 7-8 hours in bed after taking it. Lunesta is one of the few medications approved for use on long-term basis.
Clonazepam (Klonopin) which is a long-acting benzodiazepine.
Even with these medications he was having interrupted sleep and found his sleep to be unrestful.

So, if you are struggling with insomnia, use the ‘least force’ treatment strategy that will solve your sleep problem. If you are recommended a sleep prescription, find out how long that medication can be safely used, any drug interactions to be aware of, and the typical withdrawal symptoms.

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  1. Sonja Mae

    This story really puts my heart at ease. I stopped being able to sleep due to anxiety and hormone changes in my body which are now being addressed by my ND. I have been cycling on an off Lorazapam and Lunesta and Ambian for almost 5 months now and I want off the meds! MY ND has me playing with some PharmaGaba right now and the doctor from sleep study tells me I cannot go to bed until 1 AM every night. I get 5-7 hours of sleep and feel unrested. Luckily, my sleep study shows that my brain waves are completely normal under medication. The questions I have is when do I start tapering off? Should I wait until my hormones get balanced? I just started seeing a cognitive behavioral therapist two weeks ago and I think this is good for me. I would love more advice and insight though to getting myself back to a normal state of wellbeing and sleep. On a closing note, I had an amazing experience a few weeks ago when a friend did some Reiki for me at my house and I fell asleep without meds that night! AMAZING! I haven’t been able to repeat it myself unfortunately.

    Sonja
    Eugene, OR

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