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Ambien Sleep Inducer
Is it ill advised to take 20mg of ambien? The 10's don't seem to be working so well lately and I could really use the sleep. Thanks!
Yes: Ambien if taken every night without a several day break occasionally will get less effective. You should always do well with 10 mg. Stop on a weekend during which you should have a couple of good days of relaxation and exercise and then restart for the days of stress when you can't get to sleep. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
10mg. is maximum: Difficulty with sleep can have many causes. It is important to find out why you can not sleep. A sleep study can differentiate between the many possibilities which include sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, positional apnea, etc. Consider looking up "sleep hygiene" on line. If those habits are followed consistently & you still can't sleep then ask your md to refer you for a sleep study. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"If used at same time(altivan,ambien), sleep depth and duration will increase, maybe dangerously." please explain. ?
CNS depression: Michael Jackson is a good illustration of what can happen. He stopped breathing due to central nervous system depression. If you have sleep apnea, it is particularly dangerous. Drowsiness can result in motor vehicle accidents and accidents with heavy equipment. That is also why the combination of alcohol and benzodiapenes can kill. They are both CNS depressants and may lead to apnea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have taken my dose of miclizine. Can i take a half of Ambien if i can't sleep? Last night i couldn't sleep.
Sleep: Would practice good sleep hygiene, warm milk and a turkey sandwich (both contain tryptophan) can cause sedation, no naps during the day, avoid foods and beverages that can can cause insomnia, melatonin can assist with sleep.....Just to name a few. But if sleep disturbances persist would consult your doctor to evaluate other possible causes and options ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am a 39 year old female, can I take 2-5mg Ambien as 1 only allows 2 hrs of sleep.I have not slept more than 4 hrs a night in 2 years.
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