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I have a ccie exam, which is of 8 hours. Can I take sleeping pill in the night before exam at about 7 pm to give maximum output in exam?

I have a ccie exam, which is of 8 hours. Can I take sleeping pill in the night before exam at about 7 pm to give maximum output in exam?

Unwise: Taking a sedative the night before an important test may make the brain less able to function at its peak during the test. I think this would be a very unwise move. ...Read more

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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


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I want to know, I am 25 years old girl. I can't sleep over the night. I want take sleeping pill. Please suggest me which pill suitable for me?

I want to know, I am 25 years old girl. I can't sleep over the night. I want take sleeping pill. Please suggest me which pill suitable for me?

Find out why: Rather than taking a sleeping pill, especially if a chronic problem. Why not find out why. It could be anxiety, an early sign of depression, a sleep disorder. Or any number of reasons. I would start w a check up and if all ok. See a mental health professional to help you figure it out. ...Read more

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My wife and I are worried about our 25-year-old daughter who has problems sleeping. She's out almost every night drinking and then takes sleeping pill?

My wife and I are worried about our 25-year-old daughter who has problems sleeping. She's out almost every night drinking and then takes sleeping pill?

Problem's not sleep: A person who is out drinking then taking sleeping pills to sleep isn't having problems with sleep; it's a problem with alcohol. She needs professional help with her drinking. Have her see her doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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How will sleeping pills effect me with liver cirrhosis. I go for days sleeping to much, now I can't sleep at all, is it ok to take sleeping pill?

How will sleeping pills effect me with liver cirrhosis. I go for days sleeping to much, now I can't sleep at all, is it ok to take sleeping pill?

Depends on the pill: Your cirrhosis causes medications to be metabolized and processed through the liver much more slowly than normal, so a typical dose of a sleeping pill for an adult should be decreased. Talk to your doctor about the safest dose based on your liver function. ...Read more

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Doctor my exams are going on and I can't sleep whole night and I feel so sleepy in exams and tired. I was thinking to take sleeping pill.

Doctor my exams are going on and I can't sleep whole night and I feel so sleepy in exams and tired. I was thinking to take sleeping pill.

Anxiety: I feel empathy for not sleepy during night, feeling sleepy in exam and feeling tired. Yes, sleep is very important to rejuvenate in the morning and for concentration in the exam
You are excessively worrying about exam in the evening and at nigh causing lack of sleep during night.
Feel good about your knowledge, learning and your desire to do well in exam.
See a Physician for Therapy and Medication ...Read more

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I am taking fluoxetine-20 mg daily dose & having problem in sleeping at night. I feel very sleepy at noon, after lunch. Can I take sleeping pill?

I am taking fluoxetine-20 mg daily dose & having problem in sleeping at night. I feel very sleepy at noon, after lunch. Can I take sleeping pill?

Fluoxetine (Prozac): Fluoxetine (Prozac) is used to treat depression and Anxiety.
Side effect can be Anxiety, nervousness, and Insomnia.
The medication works for 24 hours. By changing time, decreasing dose, and not using Alcohol; insomnia may not happen.

Discuss with Psychiatrist Diagnosis, benefits and side effects of Fluoxetine, decreasing the dose; Therapy, and if improve without taking a sleeping pill. ...Read more

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How dangerous is it to take sleeping pills with amphetamines?

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Sleep pills: If prescribed by one physician. On few occasiions a mild sleep med. Is given to counteract the after-effect of long-acting stimulants which is insomnia. ...Read more

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Do people that take sleeping pills go into a deep sleep or a light sleep?

Depends: It depends on the pill. The newer agents allow a person to progress through all the stages of sleep naturally and feel good upon awakening and refreshed! ...Read more

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I can't sleep good at night I toss and turn I take sleeping pills to sleep when I don't take em I can't sleep is that normal?

I can't sleep good at night I toss and turn I take sleeping pills to sleep when I don't take em I can't sleep is that normal?

L-Tryptophan 500mg: Several night time over the counter supplement remedies for insomnia include: l-tryptophan 500mg, l-glycine 3000mg, 5-htp 300mg, calcium 500mg/magnesium 250mg, l-theanine 200mg. Also, try meditation and inspirational reading. Keep bedroom dark. No tv, computer or pets. Do not drink water 30 minutes before bedtime. Refrain from watching the news or any highly excitable tv shows near bedtime. ...Read more

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She can't sleep for days now. But she doesn't want to take sleeping pills as she is afraid that she will become dependent on it. She is going mad. : ( (?

She can't sleep for days now. But she doesn't want to take sleeping pills as she is afraid that she will become dependent on it. She is going mad. : ( (?

INSOMNIA: Most common prob seen by clinicians. She needs a thorough evaluation for underlying cause. She may need a 'sleep study'.There are many causes of sleep disorder. Changes in sleep environment, bedroom environment, psychological, drugs and medications including alcohol and caffeine, movement disorders, a variety of neurological disorders, mental illness and medical disorders must be considered. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to take sleeping pills for insomnia?

Insomnia: If taken on as needed basis & as prescribed by your physician, it is ok, as long as they are effective. ...Read more

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How dangerous is it to drink a beer or so if I take sleeping pills?

Never take together: It's never a good idea to take sleeping pills with alcohol. They both cause sedation and can effect your breathing at night. Alcohol close to bedtime is also discouraged within 5-6 hours of bedtime as it has an adverse effect on your sleep. Proper sleep hygiene can be beneficial to patients with insomnia. Speak to your doctor and see if a referral to a sleep specialist is appropriate. ...Read more

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Is it a bad idea to take sleeping pills and promethazine at the same time?

Is it a bad idea to take sleeping pills and promethazine at the same time?

Probably: Tell your doctor you have both medications to take for different reasons. They both cause sleepiness, so the dose of one or both may need to be adjusted. It may not be a bad thing to take them both, but your doctor should help you. ...Read more

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What will happen if you take sleeping pills and later use the bath tub foor a bath?

What will happen if you take sleeping pills and later use the bath tub foor a bath?

Not a good idea: If your sleeping pills are on schedule and potent, you could fall asleep in the bath-tub and drown. Remember that warm water relaxes and can accentuate the pill effect. ...Read more

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I take sleeping pills because I can't go to sleep due to stress from work. Am I going to be addicted to it?

I take sleeping pills because I can't go to sleep due to stress from work. Am I going to be addicted to it?

Maybe: Sleep aids are at times necessary to overcome short term insomnia. However, you may run into a psychological dependency once sleep aids are chronically taken. I recommend to address stress management. Cognitive behavior therapy with relaxation, stimulus control and other is a healthier way to overcome the insomnia. ...Read more

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I have to be up at 4am for a road trip next week. Is it bad to take sleeping pills early the night before to get full rest? Side effects?

I have to be up at 4am for a road trip next week. Is it bad to take sleeping pills early the night before to get full rest? Side effects?

Sleeping pill: If you are going to be driving early in the morning, I would not recommend taking sleeping pills since you don't know how it is going to affect you. Try to just go to bed early & hope to fall asleep on your own. Good luck ...Read more

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If I take sleeping pills just one night so I can get up early for a trip, will it give side effects such as constipation? That's my main worry

If I take sleeping pills just one night so I can get up early for a trip, will it give side effects such as constipation? That's my main worry

Probably not.: As long as you follow the directions on the bottle, most of the common sleeping pills do not usually cause constipation. I would not go outside the recommended dosage ranges, and I would not use them more than a day or two in a row. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hello doctor, now a day's I am not at all getting sleep. I really try to get sleep but I can't. Finally I take sleeping pills and sleep. Help me?

Hello doctor, now a day's I am not at all getting sleep. I really try to get sleep but I can't. Finally I take sleeping pills and sleep. Help me?

What pills?: Pills from the doctor? Is your room cool and dark and do you go to bed at the same time and get up at the same time? Use your bed only for sleep or sex? If you don't get tired try putting on dark sunglasses about 3 hours before it gets dark to help. Pills from your doctor or melatonin supplements are ok. Don't drink alcohol after dinner either. It will keep you awake. Good luck sleeping! ...Read more

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My dad gets mad out of the bloom sometimes on minor things. Doesn't have diabetes or any other disease but he takes sleeping pills. He acts really crazy?

My dad gets mad out of the bloom sometimes on minor things. Doesn't have diabetes or any other disease but he takes sleeping pills. He acts really crazy?

Safety ; sanity: Sounds like your dad is having a hard time ; it's affecting his family (you!). If you are a kid, you need an adult to help - can you talk to your mom, a teacher, a neighbor? If you are an adult, first make sure you ; others are safe around dad when he's upset. Next, try to talk when he's calm - let him know you're worried ; want him to get help. You can also tell his dr you're worried about him. ...Read more

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