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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 (temazepam): Is a capsule & should be ok if not expired. ...Read more
If I am given 7.5mgs of restoril (temazepam) for sleep and rls, how much is safe to take at night to help relieve symptoms? I just need some relief and sleep.
Have had chronic sleeping problems for some time now, have tried several with no change. Ambien (zolpidem) 10mg worked for a month. Changed to restoril, no luck.
Time Zone traveled: Depending on number of time zone traveled. Traveling from ny to la in usa is 3 time zone and about 3 days it last. Traveling west is less taxing to body then traveling east. Generally jet lag takes one day per time zone traveled. Same time zone travel from north to south has no effect on body like ny to orlando. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several: I try to sleep on the plane as much as possible since you are missing sleep going east. But then it is hard to fall asleep on return since your body thinks its earlier. Try some melatonin, which is the body's rythym hormone. Keep the lights off at night to induce sleep and very bright in the as (i like a dawn simulator) avoid alcohol and drugs. ...Read more
Light exposure: The most effective way is to control your exposure to light and dark. The jet lag calculator on the british airways website is a pretty good resource (google jet lag calculator). If you want to get really fancy you can add carefully timed doses of melatonin... But the timing and the quality of the melatonin dose matters a lot. ...Read more
Jet lag calculator: I suggest going to the british airways website and using their jet lag calculator to figure out the optimal time for light and dark to reestablish a healthy circadian rhythm. You might want to consider taking immediate release melatonin before you go to sleep in your new time zone. Despite what my wife believes homeopathic medications don't work. ...Read more
Melatonin: Melatonin is effective at restoring your circadian rhythm - recommend taking 3-6mg 1 hour prior to your desired bedtime. If you are going to bed at say 1am and would like to be sleeping by 10pm, then take melatonin and go to bed 30min earlier each day to slowly restore your body back to it's earlier bedtime. If that is ineffective, a warm epsom salt bath with lavender essential oil may also help. ...Read more
You're tired: Jet lag is the body clock set to where you left from trying to reset to where you arrived.Some helpful ideas are to sleep on the flight, hydrate like crazy, get some exercise at your destination, do not try to catch-up > 6 hours in a day.I have many international pilots who have been flying across multiple time zones for decades with no adverse effects long term. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Jet lag: Plan on turning your watch to the destination time and behaving like you are at that time as soon as you get on the plane. Avoid alcohol. Once you get at the destination, sleep and stay awake at the times everyone else does at the destination. Use caffeine as needed to stay awake. If it is a big time difference, consider sleeping pills and stimulant medicines. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Optimize all else: If you can't optimize your sleep, at least give yourself the chance to adapt your sleep to a new time zone as possible. But also, make sure your optimize your activity levels(doesn't mean you have to be in the gym), optimize your eating habits(avoid too much junk food/alcohol) and minimize stress. ...Read more
Sun & melatonin: Jet lag is the mismatch between your internal biologic clock and the external world.Your internal clock is set by sunlight, espeically morning and evening light as well as your body's natural sleep hormone-melatonin.Exposure to sunlight morning and evening and using melatoinin prior to sleep you can hasten your adaptaion.Jet lag causes decreased memory and analytic skills for the first few days. ...Read more
No: The CNS of an infant is substantially different than that of an adult. The limbic system and reticular activating system are incompletely formed. To introduce a CNS depressant would potentially have fatal consequences. ...Read more
Increase Melatonin: Jet lag is a mismatch between your internal biologic clock and the external time of your surroundings. Your internal clock is set by both sunlight and melatonin. Get out into sunlight morning and evening, eat at times for new time zone, and take melatoinin before bedtime. Avoid computer & tv screens 4 hours before bed as they interfere with melatoinin production. Prescription sleep aides may help. ...Read more