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How do I deal with confusion taking sleeping pills?

How do I deal with confusion taking sleeping pills?

Stop: Decision about treatment boils down to weighing risk and benefit. If confusion brings more risk to your life than insomnia, then the logical thing to do is stop these sleeping pills. Biggest problem with confusion is that you are only aware of the tip of the iceberg. Most sleeping pills have significant cognitive impairing next day effects that are detectable by testing. Affecting you silently. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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I'm a little confused is trazadone a sleep pill or antidepressant ?

I'm a little confused is trazadone a sleep pill or antidepressant ?

Multi-purpose: Like several others - this drug is being used in many cases - the ones you mention are #1 & #2. But anxiety is another and some pain disorders too. I think you are right to have questions. Ask your providers until you feel satisfied about any confusion - also about how long and how hard to stop, interactions and side efx. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Can I stop taking sleeping pills?

Can I stop taking sleeping pills?

Yes: Yes, you can discontinue use, but how it's done depends on what you are taking and for how long. It is not recommended to just stop abruptly. You need to be weaned off and monitored for any side effects. ...Read more

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When should someone start taking sleeping pills?

When should someone start taking sleeping pills?

See A Sleep Doc: Insomnia is a complex problem. Different factor need to be looked at and evaluated such as environment, medications and sleep hygiene. I avoid using sleeping pills because they're used to cover up symptoms rather than treat the underlying problem. If I do use anything to help patients to reset their sleep cycle, I use Melatonin as a training tool. A sleep specialist can be of great help. ...Read more

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When it comes to taking sleeping pills, how often is too often?

When it comes to taking sleeping pills, how often is too often?

Not every day: Sleeping pill r usually taken after sleep hygiene fails and r taken on prn basis, otherwise u can get addicted to it and will stop working. ...Read more

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What would be the effects of taking 30 unisom sleeping pills?

What would be the effects of taking 30 unisom sleeping pills?

OVERDOSING: It is an antihistamine used for sleep by some people and promoted for that.But taking 30 pills is very dangerous and you hould be aware it can cause seizureshallucinations, fatal rhabdomyolysis and acute renal failure and death. ...Read more

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Can taking sleeping pills everyday or will they kill you slowly?

Can taking sleeping pills everyday or will they kill you slowly?

Dependence: The main issue is dependence upon them. They get you to sleep, but they interfere with normal sleep cycles. Bad non restful sleep is not good long term. ...Read more

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What is the best way to cure insomnia without taking sleeping pills?

What is the best way to cure insomnia without taking sleeping pills?

CBTi: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for insomnia (CBTi) is often helpful for identifying and mitigating poor sleep practices that contribute to chronic insomnia. www.shuti.me may offer online resources to help address chronic insomnia. ...Read more

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Is taking natural sleeping pills with alcohol generally considered safe?

Is taking natural sleeping pills with alcohol generally considered safe?

Not a good idea: Alcohol fragments your sleep leading to poorer sleep quality. If you didn't drink alcohol in the evenings your sleep quality would likely improve. ...Read more

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I couldn't sleep despite taking sleeping pills and recently having migraines?

I couldn't sleep despite taking sleeping pills and recently having migraines?

How many days: Hard to sleep or no sleep for how long. Have you been taking any stimulents. Any serious problems or stresses. There is a free app tht NASA uses which produces colors on your computer that help you sleep. It is free. Search under NASA sleep App ...Read more

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Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
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