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What are some good non addictive sleeping pills?

What are some good non addictive sleeping pills?

Lots of options: Melatonin (ordinarily produced by the pineal gland in the brain) is one of the most effective treatments; it helps regulate the body's sleep/wake cycle. Gaba supplementation (a neurotransmitter ordinarily produced in the brain) enables you to feel relaxed and happy; it's a good, non-addictive, non-prescription sleep aid. Finally, magnesium supplementation is good for tension, anxiety, and sleep. ...Read more

Dr. Vasu Brown
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Addiction (Definition)

Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. A person affected by addiction will be unable to consistently Abstain from use, will have Impaired Behavioral control, will have Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences, will have a Dysfunctional Emotional response, and will show diminished recognition of significant problems with their own ...Read more


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Are sleeping pills addictive?

Are sleeping pills addictive?

Addiction/tolerance: Some sleeping pills are controlled substances; they have addictive potential. Examples include: ambien, lunesta, (eszopiclone) & restoril. That being said, they are schedule IV with lower potential for this than other medications the more common issue with sleeping pills is developing physiological tolerance. Frequent use of the medication causes your body to 'get used to' the medication & it loses efficacy. ...Read more

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I have a lot of trouble sleeping and I can't take sleeping pills as I was addicted. What can I take over counter non addictive?

I have a lot of trouble sleeping and I can't take sleeping pills as I was addicted. What can I take over counter non addictive?

Sleep Study: You may have an underlying sleep disorder like obstructive sleep apnea. This condition is extremly common and leads to a number of problems besides daytime sleepiness. Among the problems are high blood pressure, heart problems, depression, low sex hormones and obesity. Ask your doctor about a sleep study also known as polysomnography. You might be amazed at the results. ...Read more

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How addictive is sandoz zolpidem sleeping pill? I found I have to take more over time.

How addictive is sandoz zolpidem sleeping pill? I found I have to take more over time.

Somewhat: You can develop both tolerance and cravings for this medication. You may want to see an addiction specialist to discuss. ...Read more

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I have been taking 7.5mg Zopiclone for 5 years around 2 to 3 times a week is there an alternative sleeping pill that's not addictive ?

I have been taking 7.5mg Zopiclone for 5 years around 2 to 3 times a week is there an alternative sleeping pill that's not addictive ?

Sleep eval: If you have not done so it would be worthwhile to see a sleep medicine specialist for an eval and to consider other pharmacological and behavioral options for sleep disturbance. Five years is a long time to be taking this medications given it most effective and appropriate for short-term use. Be well. ...Read more

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What is the best non-prescription sleeping pills?

What is the best non-prescription sleeping pills?

I like Melatonin.: Some people use chamomile or valerian root. Additionally, there are many over the counter products that you can purchase. Are you using 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 >. ...Read more

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Please recommend the best non-prescription sleeping pills?

Please recommend the best non-prescription sleeping pills?

OTC sleep aid: Melatonin, diphenhydramine, and herbals such as valerian root and chamomile are examples. ...Read more

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Are sleeping pills dangerous?

Are sleeping pills dangerous?

Can be unsafe: Sedative/hypnotic medications are used by many patients safely for sleep when taken as prescribed. However, if taken in greater amounts, combined with other sedating substances or medications, or other inappropriate actions are taken they can be dangerous and even lethal. Many of them have at least some inhibitory effect on the nervous system; when magnified that can cause respiratory depression. ...Read more

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Is overdosing on sleeping pills the painless way to go?

Is overdosing on sleeping pills the painless way to go?

Just a minute: The desire to end it all is not normal to begin with. If you are in so much pain, psychic or physical that you wish to end your life, you need to talk to a professional as soon as possible. There are always other options. Call someone immediately to talk this out. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more