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Can I accidentally die from taking a sleeping pill after drinking some wine?

Can I accidentally die from taking a sleeping pill after drinking some wine?

No: You would have to drink a lot of wine and take a lot of sleeping pills. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Why is that every time I drink wine to get me frisky/horny for my fwb. I end up not having sex and falling asleep on him. I swear wine is my sleeping pill, i'm horny and ready to go for the first hour of the buzz then i'm ready to pass out. Why?

Why is that every time I drink wine to get me frisky/horny for my fwb. I end up not having sex and falling  asleep on him. I swear wine is my sleeping pill, i'm horny and ready to go for the first hour of the buzz then i'm ready to pass out. Why?

Might be the dose: First off, wine is not an aphrodisiac. The reason people drink it is to reduce anxiety and inhibitions. And like most things that reduce anxiety, it has a lot more affects than just reducing anxiety, it reduces alertness, makes you sleepy, etcetera. However, if it seems to work at first and then you fall asleep, try taking less. Realize that you are balancing reducing anxiety and reducing energy. ...Read more

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If you drink beer and take sleeping pills, will you die?

If you drink beer and take sleeping pills, will you die?

There are different: Types of sleeping medications. Taking beer with some sleeping pills could definitely be dangerous. Ingesting beer with a significant amt of sleeping medications could be lethal for a person. I would encourage you not to mix beer or other forms of alcohol with sleeping medications. ...Read more

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How long to wait taking a sleeping pill after drinking?

How long to wait taking a sleeping pill after drinking?

Don't mix: You should not mix drinks with any pills specially sleeping pills risk of sedation. ...Read more

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How long should you wait to take a sleeping pill after drinking a bottle of beer?

How long should you wait to take a sleeping pill after drinking a bottle of beer?

Depends on amount: Alcohol is a CNS depressant similar to a sleeping pill, i would recommending waiting 12 hours or longer before taking a muscle relaxant after drinking alcohol. ...Read more

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What are the risks of taking a 50mg sleeping pill when drinking?

What are the risks of taking a 50mg sleeping pill when drinking?

Potentiation: of the sleeping pill which can cause respiratory depression. It is common admonition from doctors not to drink with sleeping pills , tranquilizers and pain medications. ...Read more

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What are the health risks of taking a 50mg sleeping pill while drunk/drinking?

What are the health risks of taking a 50mg sleeping pill while drunk/drinking?

Over sedation: If you take a sleeping pill in addition to excessive alcohol, you could become oversedated. Some combinations could lead to confusion or trouble breathing. ...Read more

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Which drink is the best to mix with sleeping pill?

Alcohol drink? None : It can be potentially lethal to combine alcohol with sedating sleep aids. Together these substances reduces activity of the nervous system and lead to respiratory depression and eventually the breathing drive ceases during sleep. The synergistic (or multiplier) effect of the combination makes it unpredictable and inherently very dangerous. ...Read more

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My wife and I are worried about our 25-year-old daughter who has problems sleeping. She's out almost every night drinking and then takes sleeping pill?

My wife and I are worried about our 25-year-old daughter who has problems sleeping. She's out almost every night drinking and then takes sleeping pill?

Problem's not sleep: A person who is out drinking then taking sleeping pills to sleep isn't having problems with sleep; it's a problem with alcohol. She needs professional help with her drinking. Have her see her doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take a sleeping pill soon after drinking a beer?

No: I think that the beer will make you quite sleepy enough. There is a possibility of a cumulative effect of the two substances and so they should be not be mixed. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to drink coffee and take a sleeping pill like ambien (zolpidem)?

Is it dangerous to drink coffee and take a sleeping pill like ambien (zolpidem)?

Used a drug: interaction checker which revealed no significant interaction btwn caffeine and ambien (zolpidem). But why take in a substance that stimulates with one that sedates? ...Read more

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Taking sleeping pills with drinking alcohol will increase the affects of the sleeping pills?

Yes: Combining any sedating medications (including sleeping pills) together or with alcohol will increase the sedating effects of the sleeping pills. These combinations can be dangerous so it is recommended that you do not drink when taking sleeping pills. Talk to your physician about drinking while taking any medications to be safe. ...Read more

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Is it thought of as dangerous to drink alcohol with sleeping pills?

Is it thought of as dangerous to drink alcohol with sleeping pills?

Yes: Mixing alcohol with sleeping pills or pain pills raises the risk that you will have breathing problems during sleep (sleep apnea), possibly to the point that you will stop breathing completely. ...Read more

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How much time do you have to wait to drink alcohol after sleeping pills?

How much time do you have to wait to drink alcohol after sleeping pills?

Alcohol & sedatives: Depending on the sleeping pills, drinking alcohol can be extremely dangerous, even life-threatening. It is recommended not to drink alcohol at all if you are taking sleeping pills regularly, especially benzodiazepine, barbiturates, or benzo-like medications. ...Read more

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How dangerous is it to drink a beer or so if I take sleeping pills?

How dangerous is it to drink a beer or so if I take sleeping pills?

Never take together: It's never a good idea to take sleeping pills with alcohol. They both cause sedation and can effect your breathing at night. Alcohol close to bedtime is also discouraged within 5-6 hours of bedtime as it has an adverse effect on your sleep. Proper sleep hygiene can be beneficial to patients with insomnia. Speak to your doctor and see if a referral to a sleep specialist is appropriate. ...Read more

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Is it possible to overdose on sleeping pills without drinking alcohol ?

Is it possible to overdose on sleeping pills without drinking alcohol ?

Yes: Are you considering taking an overdose of sleeping pills? If no, please forgive my intrusiveness -but I am shrink & tend to worry about this type of thing. If yes, please have a friend or relative drive you to the emergency room now for immediate help. Or you can call 911 for help from emergency services. ...Read more