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Doctor insights on: Long Acting Benzodiazepine Sleep Inducer

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Can benzodiazepines cause sleep apnea?

Can benzodiazepines cause sleep apnea?

R/O OSA: NO THEY MAY WORSEN IT: OSA can be suggested with underling obesity/small oral airway/collar size>18. The definitive test is a PSG with split night/CPAP titration. I would request copy of sleep study and get a second opinion if you are not satisfied with the options. You are young CPAP can be difficult to tolerate. ENT FOR UPP EVAL.VS HYOID SUSPENSION . ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What's worse for sleep and has a more negative effect on sleep, alcohol or benzodiazepines?

What's worse for sleep and has a more negative effect on sleep, alcohol or benzodiazepines?

Probably alcohol: Alcohol definitely disrupts sleep cycle, plus has many other potentially problematic effects on the body. Especially when used chronically benzodiazepines can interfere with deep restorative sleep. So while both can be problematic, i agree with dr. Amawi about alcohol being the worst troublemaker for sleep. ...Read more

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Can someone with sleep apnea take a benzodiazepine such as xanax (alprazolam)?

Can someone with sleep apnea take a benzodiazepine such as xanax (alprazolam)?

Advise against it: In general narcotics, benzos or any sedating medications will worsen sleep apnea as it suppresses breathing. Unless you're in a controlled and monitored setting like the hospital, I would not recommend it. ...Read more

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Do benzodiazepines disrupt sleep quality and sleep architecture to the same degree as alcohol?

No: Alcohol puts you to sleep and increases slow wave sleep then awakens you about 4 hours later and you do not sleep well and becomes disruptive to sleep and the sleep is non restorative .Benzodiazepines increase stages 1&2 and decrease slow wave or stage 3 sleep. It is also not restorative sleep and has been shown in ICU patients to contribute to sleep deficit and delirium. ...Read more

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Which benzodiazepine drug is be most effective as a sleeping tablet, chlordiazepoxide or diazepam?

Which benzodiazepine drug is be most effective as a sleeping tablet, chlordiazepoxide or diazepam?

Neither is/are safe: Chlordiazepoxide (librium) has a half-life of 5-30hrs w/active metabolites staying in your system 3-200hrs! diazepam (valium) has a half-life of 30-60hrs w/active metabolites staying in your system 30-100hrs. Neither are indicated (approved) for use in insomnia. All benzo & other non-benzo sedative-hypnotics are associated w/increase risk of injuries & even mortality. http://bit.ly/kbqlwd. ...Read more

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Possible that gf's 2mg clonazepam dosage for sleep could be having her feeling less anxious during day, or placebo? Already understands risks of benzodiazepines for sleep, so please avoid such warnings

Possible that gf's 2mg clonazepam dosage for sleep could be having her feeling less anxious during day, or placebo? Already understands risks of benzodiazepines for sleep, so please avoid such warnings

Not placebo: Clonazepam has a long half life, so it would certainly still be present during the daytime with all it's properties . Since it is a very potent anxiolytic, it may be calming anxiety in the daytime also. Sorry you don't like our warnings -- they are there for your benefit. ...Read more

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I seem to have a bad reaction to meds like ambien, gabapentin, and most if not all benzodiazepine's. The only meds that have ever calmed me down consistantly so i can get some sleep have been pain killers. I have a script for hydrcodones for several badl

I  seem to have a bad reaction to meds like ambien, gabapentin, and most if not all benzodiazepine's. The only meds that have ever calmed me down consistantly so i can get some sleep have been pain killers. I have a script for hydrcodones for several badl

Wrong use for opiate: Your question, if there was one, seems to have been cut off. But it appears you might have been leading to the idea of using hydrocodone for sleep, due to "bad reactions" to other medications. Please work with your own physician on this problem -- you may need a sleep study to discern what's happening. If you're using hydrocodone for sleep you may have dependency on opiates. ...Read more

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What to do if I have noticed a pattern for a long time now: my allergies act out bad when i sleep late in the morning. Its socorrelation?

What to do if I have noticed a pattern for a long time now: my allergies act out bad when i sleep late in the morning. Its socorrelation?

Possible: I don't know what kind of allerigies you suffer from, but possibly dust mite allergies is what you have, with prolonged exposure to dust mites in your pillows / mattress, better see an allergist for management, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area ...Read more

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Any cures for people who act out their dreams, i.E. Punching in their sleep?

Any cures for people who act out their dreams, i.E. Punching in their sleep?

Need a sleep md: Acting out dreams could be a manifestation of rem behavior disorder. Other sleep disorders can also cause acting out dreams and violet behavior. Depending on the cause dictates treatment. Classically Clonazepam is used. ...Read more

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