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Short Acting Benzodiazepine Sleep Inducer
What's your opinion on taking a long acting benzodiazepine bid, in combination with a very short acting one (Xanax, Ativan) prn? I've been on Xanax 2m
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there some way I could get or make short-acting melatonin, so that for example, if I woke up in the middle of the night, I could get back to sleep?
Taking 1/2 Soma at night for sleep/muscle spasms. Looking for shorter-acting muscle relax. That won't change natural sleep architecture.Tried flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl)?
Talk to your PCP: There are other frequently prescribed muscle relaxants including Flexeril and skelaxin (metaxalone). I generally prefer skelaxin (metaxalone) as it is better tolerated while Flexeril tends to be overly sedating. You should discuss with your primary care physician which medication is right for you. ...Read more
My five year old having violent nightmares, acting violently at school, and not sleeping. Is this just normal?
Not normal: I would encourage you to have your child seen by his/her pediatrician. The pediatrician can evaluate to see if further referrals are indicated. ...Read more
On provigil is sleep drunkenness when you wakeup b4 your normal hrs sleep & only "wake" at certain time? Til then acting as in a fog?
Sleep drunkeness: This is roughly the feeling when you awake that you are "hung over" and it doesn't matter if you wake in morning or after a nap. It is "nonrestorative waking." Provigil tries to keep brain awake but will not likely affect whether you will have this feeling. What does help is timing of your wake-ups and avoiding waking up during deep sleep periods. So during the day, shorter napping. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
My daughter has a pacemaker and has been acting weird not really eating hardly sleeping not her self I'm worried something's worn how can I tell?
Is there anyway you can get put under/to sleep before a Chalazion operation? I can not handle injections. I have Trypanophobia.I can act irrational.
Discuss w/ Doctor: Before you set up thje schedule for the procedure (or others in your future), discuss all your issues w/ the doctor involved. Unless/until you can reach a plan, don't move ahead - especially if it is an elective procedure. I expect they'll have a plan for your case. Best wishes! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Respite: That is very difficult to answer without knowing your exact circumstances or those of the person you're caring for. If you are on the verge of burnout, however, bringing someone into the home to provide respite services while you sleep would be advisable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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