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I know that Xanax (alprazolam) 2 mg make u sleep but for how long?

I know that Xanax (alprazolam) 2 mg make u sleep but for how long?

Depends,: If you have never taken xanax (alprazolam) this could make you sleep for hours. If you use or misuse xanax (alprazolam) you may have developed tolerance and you may not feel drowsy. This a potentially dangerous drug and you should take it only when prescribed and supervised by your md. Be careful, please.

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Dr. Alan Ali
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I took 1.5mg Xanax (alprazolam) for two weeks to sleep and it worked very well until developing a tolerance. Is there a suitable long-term replacement?

I took 1.5mg Xanax (alprazolam) for two weeks to sleep and it worked very well until developing a tolerance. Is there a suitable long-term replacement?

Have you tried: Melatonin ; good sleep hygiene. Retire ; rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark ; cool ; use only for sex ; sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs ; no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized ; finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading ; warm bath.

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How long before bed should I take Xanax (alprazolam) to help fall asleep?

How long before bed should I take Xanax (alprazolam) to help fall asleep?

Xanax (alprazolam): It is anxiety medication, not sleep medicine. Unless otherwise directed by your doctor, the last daily dose is usually prescribed 1/2-1 hour before bed.

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Is Xanax (alprazolam) XR 1 mg good for helping me sleep?

Is Xanax (alprazolam) XR 1 mg good for helping me sleep?

That depends.: I am assuming it was prescribed for you, and the person to ask is the prescribing physician/clinician. Alprazolam is rapidly absorbed and can help sleep, but is relatively short acting (3-4 hours) and can result in 'rebound' where people awaken after the drug wears off. If you are not used to benzos, 1 mg of Xanax (alprazolam) is a high dose - starting doses are 0.25- 0.5 mg. If not prescribed, don't take it

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I was on. 5 mg Xanax (alprazolam) for about three weeks once a day for sleep then 1 mg a few days can I just stop?

Yes, you can: Better, gradually taper the Xanax (alprazolam) down to zero. The manufacturer's recommendation is 0.5 mg at a time, every 3 days. Good luck.

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Hello, I'm taking Xanax (alprazolam) but ran out of pils on thursday. I'm feeling bad right now. Can I take trazadona to get to sleep tonight? Thank you

Trazodone: You can take trazodone, but it's not likely to help insomnia and "feeling bad" due to xanax (alprazolam) withdrawal. You need to call your physician asap and ask for advice. If you've run out due to taking more than prescribed, this is another type of problem that needs to be dealt with also.

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Sob when I wake up but not feeling panicked and it doesn't wake me out of a sleep. I take my Xanax (alprazolam) and then it goes back to normal. Is this normal?

No: You are triggering a mechanism in the brainstem that causes your sob, part of the symptoms for which you are taking xanax (alprazolam). This is commonly an effect of poor diet, especially sugar.

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An Xanax (alprazolam) reduce quality of sleep?

An Xanax (alprazolam) reduce quality of sleep?

Yes: Because of short acting, there is withdrawal which could lead to early morning awakening.

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Can I take Xanax (alprazolam) after 7.5mg of zolpidem when I can't sleep?

Can I take Xanax (alprazolam) after 7.5mg of zolpidem when I can't sleep?

Not so good an idea: Sleep is important, and I understand wanting help for this. But it's really important to get a good evaluation and diagnosis of your sleep problem before medicating it. For instance, depression can cause sleep difficulties, and so can anxiety disorders. If these aren't treated, you'll end up chasing your tail with habituating meds like xanax (alprazolam) & ambien, optimizing neither. A psychiatrist can help.

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I'm taking Xanax (alprazolam) for sleep can I take theanine in the same day?

I'm taking Xanax (alprazolam) for sleep can I take theanine in the same day?

Yes: Yes, the two medications do not interact, and have different ways of working.

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If I am taking a 5 milligram Xanax (alprazolam) and I can't sleep can I take melatonin on top of it?

If I am taking a 5 milligram Xanax (alprazolam) and I can't sleep can I take melatonin on top of it?

Yes: Yes, you can. Xanax (alprazolam) is not a sleep medicine per se but can help with sleep. It is also habit forming so don't take if it is not helping and you don't need it.

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Took 2mg Xanax (alprazolam) to help sleep and it's not working. Would it be safe to take 1mg attivan too?

Took 2mg Xanax (alprazolam) to help sleep and it's not working. Would it be safe to take 1mg attivan too?

No: Mixing your benzodiazapines is not safe. You need to talk to your doctor about this - rather than getting your medical directives from on-line doctors who don't know you.

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I'm taking 1 mg Xanax (alprazolam) 1x a day for sleep do I need to taper off? If so how would I do that?

I'm taking 1 mg Xanax (alprazolam) 1x a day for sleep do I need to taper off? If so how would I do that?

Depends on: How long you have been taking it. Probably not. You just might have a few nights where you have trouble falling asleep it is short acting so you should fall asleep after a couple of hours on your own. Good luck

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Can I take. 25mg of Xanax (alprazolam) to help me relax enough to get some sleep. I do have the med because I have anxiety..

Can I take. 25mg of Xanax (alprazolam) to help me relax enough to get some sleep. I do have the med because I have anxiety..

Xanax (alprazolam) HABIT forming: Xanax (alprazolam) is good medication and effective. Biggest risk is that it is HABIT forming. Meaning you can get hooked. Yes, in short term it will reduce your anxiety...but once you have been on it...you will be MORE ANXIOUS to try to get some more of it. So. please take with EXTREME caution. Use SSRI's for better Anxiety treatment for long term axiety treatment

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I have taken 2.5 MG of Xanax (alprazolam) nightly for several years for sleep. I wish to stop using. Will withdrawal be difficult?

I have taken 2.5 MG of Xanax (alprazolam) nightly for several years for sleep. I wish to stop using. Will withdrawal be difficult?

Yes: Can be very difficult. Do NOT stop suddenly, Suggest you see a psychiatrist MD knowlegable in addiction medicine, who can help you taper off. People in your age group frequently develop memory or other cognitive problems during the daytime that they may not even be aware of. They notice that their thinking becomes much clearer off the drug. Hope this is helpful for you.

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I was prescribed restoril30mg, didn't work so I took 60mg, didn't work, what if I add Xanax (alprazolam) to it, or what is other sleeping medications?

I was prescribed restoril30mg, didn't work so I took 60mg, didn't work, what if I add Xanax (alprazolam) to it, or what is other sleeping medications?

Listen to your doc: More than 30 mg Restoril (temazepam) is not recognized to increase effectiveness. But can increase side effects. Discuss with your doc befor you start adding sedatives together. Natural approaches like sleep hygiene and magnesium may help.

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I’ve been on Xanax 4x a day for almost 3 years now. Over 120-130 pills monthly, not doing anything for my anxiety or sleep issues anymore. It worked great at first....

I’ve been on Xanax 4x a day for almost 3 years now. Over 120-130 pills monthly, not doing anything for my anxiety or sleep issues anymore. It worked great at first....

Time to discuss: With your prescriber. Given your age and the side effect profile of the drug best would be to taper it slowly as it is clearly not helping anymore. Alternative drugs should be trialed and adjusted to clinical effect.

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Can I take 60mg of restoril and 2 mg of Xanax (alprazolam) for sleep?

Restoril + Xanax (alprazolam): Are in the benzodiazepine class of drugs and equally effective for short term treatment for insomnia. Adding a sleep hygiene, lifestyle and behavior changes to the mix could improve your sleep.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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