A 30-year-old member asked:

Is estazolam good for sleep?

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Dr. R Sangal
Dr. R Sangalanswered
Sleep Medicine 45 years experience
Not good sleep med: Sleeping pills should only be taken here and there, now and then, not everyday for weeks/months/years. Sleeping pills should be effective through the night and stop working by morning, which means they should have short half-lives. Prosom (estazolam) has a 10-24 hour half-life, so it is still in your system all day the next day and is not a good idea as a sleeping pill.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Prosom: Per Drugs.Com some of the more common side effects with use of Prosom (Estazolam) can include memory problems, headache, dizziness, feeling “hungover”, sedation, GI upset, dry mouth & difficulty with coordination. This medication can become addictive. If it is used, use should only be short-term. Am grogginess often occurs. It can lead to sound sleep.
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Last updated Feb 3, 2021
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