A 31-year-old male asked:

I was prescribed 1mg lorazepam for my anxiety & insomnia issue on need basis. in last 1 week, i have tried this medication 2 times & each time it has failed to work completely. how is that even possible? isn't it supposed to work for insomnia?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Given your age, habit forming effects and the potential of destroying sleep architecture benzodiazepines would be a poor choice in the long term management of insomnia. Life style changes specifically increasing outdoor physical activities along with sleep hygiene are best in the long range.
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