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Is Restoril Ever Used To Alleviate The Problems Of Jet Lag
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
Is there a problem if I take my prescription medication (restoril) if it has been out of its original container?
Restoril: Is a capsule & should be ok if not expired. ...Read more
Have had chronic sleeping problems for some time now, have tried several with no change. Ambien 10mg worked for a month. Changed to restoril, no luck.
If I am given 7.5mgs of restoril for sleep and rls, how much is safe to take at night to help relieve symptoms? I just need some relief and sleep.
West is best: Traveling from west to east is harder because our circadian rhythm won't let us fall asleep earlier than we're conditioned to do. Going from east to west is easier, because we can stay up later while it's light out better than falling asleep earlier when it's dark. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Jet lag: Drinking a lot of water can help as dehydration actually makes it more difficult for the body temperature adjust to the new time zone. avoidance of caffeine and alcohol on the trip will help prevent dehydration. caffeine can be used to promote daytime alertness when dealing with the decreased alertness after arrival. exposure to the local sun light will tend to resynchronize the circadian rhythm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Circadian rhythm: We have an internal clock that is aligned with the 24 hr light cycle where we live. When we travel, especially west to east we are not aligned with the light in that time zone and our internal clock won't let us fall asleep sooner. Going west we can generally stay up later, but will have a tendency to wake up at our normal time which will be very early for the time zone we're in. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Jet lag remedy: Jet lag is a disruption of circadian rhythm caused by traveling to different time zones. Basically adaption to the the local cycles of light and nutrition are the most effective means to adjust. If possible, a day or so before traveling, begin to change sleeping and eating times to those of the destination. Fasting for about 16 hours during travel and exposure to light also attenuates effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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