Top
20
Doctor insights on: Is Restoril Ever Used To Alleviate The Problems Of Jet Lag

Share

Temazepam (Definition)

Temazepam (restoril) -- a benzodiazepine -- is a sedative/hypnotic used for the short-term (7-10 days) treatment of insomnia. It helps you fall asleep faster, decreases the # of times you awaken during the night, & gives you longer periods of uninterrupted sleep. It produces a calming effect. Take 30 min before bedtime. To avoid temporary memory loss, be sure to get 7-8 hrs ...Read more


2

2
How is meds used in the treatment of sleep disorders?

How is meds used in the treatment of sleep disorders?

Medications: are NOT recommended in the treatment of sleep disorders! Sleep hygiene (sleep habits) must be addressed first! A sleep "study" may be necessary! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

3

3
What is the medication used to induce twilight sleep in cataract suregery?

What is the medication used to induce twilight sleep in cataract suregery?

Anesthetics for Cat: Depending on the anesthesiologist and eyeMD, the most common systemic anesthetics used for cataract surgery are: IV fentanyl and midazolam, 5 to 10 mg of diazepam, titration of propofol in divided doses. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
How is meds used in the treatment of depression?

How is meds used in the treatment of depression?

Please have : an older sibling ask the question. Rules of health tap have to be 16 or older ...Read more

5

5
Is there a good medicine that can keep me awake in case of jet lag?

Is there a good medicine that can keep me awake in case of jet lag?

Best...: It is best to listen to your body, get the rest that you need to adjust to the time differences rather then try to force yourself to stay awake. Exercise/moving around/staying active during what would be normal "wake times" can help. Jet lag happens, but it doesn't last forever and your body will adjust in a few days naturally. ...Read more

7

7
What's the best way to relieve insomnia side effects from Lexapro (escitalopram)? Melatonin, trazodone, clonazepam? I've only had 6 hours of sleep in 2 days.

What's the best way to relieve insomnia side effects from Lexapro (escitalopram)? Melatonin, trazodone, clonazepam? I've only had 6 hours of sleep in 2 days.

Medication effects: Side effect of Lexapro (escitalopram) may be Insomnia Insomnia can also be due to Stresses in life causing Anxiety. Trazodone is for Depression, Clonazepam is for Anxiety. Both can have side effects. Consider Melatonin with g: •Therapy by Psychiatrist •Realize and feel Wonder of Breath of Life. •Become Captain over Stresses of Life and Insomnia, Not Victim. •Visual imagery of National Parks •Meditation. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
Which benzodiazepine is best to get me in the dentist? Temazepam or diazepam? Not been in 7yrs and read poor dental can allow things in bloodstream

Which benzodiazepine is best to get me in the dentist? Temazepam or diazepam? Not been in 7yrs and read poor dental can allow things in bloodstream

Depends on: Dose and personal reaction to the meds, but diazepam is more commonly used for issues such as this as it effects anixety with slightly less sedating effects (although it will cause sedation as well). Poor dental care can lead to increased systemic inflammation and possible seeding of bacteria, you are right. So definitely get in to see dentist. It will be hard, but you can do it! ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
10

10
Which is the most effective way to regulate my sleep beside from psychiatric drugs, after my night shifts?

Which is the most effective way to regulate my sleep beside from psychiatric drugs,  after my night shifts?

Sleep Hygiene is Key: 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 or lavender scent. ...Read more

11

11
What kind of treatment is available for anxiety due to long term prior ecstasy use? Is there a surgery available to reduce anxiety level?

What kind of treatment is available for anxiety due to long term prior ecstasy use? Is there a surgery available to reduce anxiety level?

Anxiety: Is sometimes at the root for people who use substances. Now that you have a clearer picture of what you want to work on, anxiety, please see a mental health professional who specializes in this. Please do not use medication alone but get treatment. Clinical Hypnosis can be helpful. See www.asch.net for a list. Peace and good health. ...Read more

12

12
Is there any sleep apnea beds that I can order? Heard the best bed is hastens.

Is there any sleep apnea beds that I can order? Heard the best bed is hastens.

Sleep apnea: The best treatment for most sleep apnea is weight loss. While that is happening the use of CPAP is excellent. Positional therapy decreases snoring and some apnea but doesn't improve sleepiness much. You can sleep in any bed you are comfortable in. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
How is meds used in the treatment of anxiety?

How is meds used in the treatment of anxiety?

Please have an: Adult ask the question. Have to be 16years Per health tap rules ...Read more

14

14
Is there any antidepressant which is chemically similar to Valium ? Valium seems to help the most for my depression but not allowed it long term ?

Is there any antidepressant which is chemically similar to Valium ? Valium seems to help the most for my depression but not allowed it long term ?

Anxiety can feel bad: Valium is an anti-anxiety agent.Many persons with depression also suffer from anxiety & feeling anxious can make the depressive (& other symptoms) feel worse. Valium & its cousins generally do not treat depression directly.Valium specifically can be dangerous long term as it has active by products that hang around,accumulate & can be toxic. Please continue to work with your doc. Feel better! ...Read more

15

15
I know it differs. In general, what is the usual timeframe it takes to see the benefits of trazadone .25 mg when used nightly for insomnia/anxiety?

I know it differs. In general, what is the usual timeframe it takes to see the benefits of trazadone .25 mg when used nightly for insomnia/anxiety?

One day: For my patients, I use 50 - 100 mgs of trazodone as the average starting dose for insomnia treatment. They notice benefit the first night. Many patients require higher doses, between 100 and 200 mgs to have full benefit. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
17

17
What is the best way to beat insomnia caused by jet lag (east-west)? I don't like taking sleeping pills...

What is the best way to beat insomnia caused by jet lag (east-west)? I don't like taking sleeping pills...

You have : Asked this question at least 20 times and it has been answered. In addition I'm going to direct you the tips section of the website where several doctors have posted tips on dealing with jet lag. Log off the website, go get ready for and then enjoy your Canadian vacation. ...Read more

18

18
Can geodon (ziprasidone) give you symptoms of mental illness during withdrawal? Only problem is the insomnia. Does the sleep regulate again like it was before?

Can geodon (ziprasidone) give you symptoms of mental illness during withdrawal? Only problem is the insomnia. Does the sleep regulate again like it was before?

Geodon (ziprasidone): Geodon (ziprasidone) is an antipsychotic medicine. If you stop it, the psychotic symptoms could return -- and yes those could be symptoms of mental illness. Sleep could be dysregulated also. I really suggest you discuss this with the doctor working with you and prescribing your medicines. Be well. ...Read more

20

20
Is there a way to reverse the side effects of caffeine to sleep?

Is there a way to reverse the side effects of caffeine to sleep?

Wean off: If you took a bunch of caffeine and now want to sleep? No, you're going to have to wait it out. But if you want to lose the dependence on caffeine and get your body to adjust without it, you can either cut cold turkey, or slowly decrease your intake over 2-4 weeks. Cutting caffeine immediately can cause headache and irritability. Slowly is usually well tolerated. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Peter Forster
140 doctors shared insights

Jet Lag (Definition)

A condition in which there is an alteration in a person's circadian rhythm (internal time clock) and sleep patterns due to travel ...Read more


Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
145 doctors shared insights

Restoril (Definition)

Restoril is a sleep-inducer which is a kind of ...Read more