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Why do sleeping pills give me more nightmares?

Why do sleeping pills give me more nightmares?

Sleep: Not all pills do that. It may be related to the side effect profile of the medication. ...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


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Is it possible that my sleeping pills give me bad dreams?

Is it possible that my sleeping pills give me bad dreams?

Some do : Some of the sleep pills do have side effects like bad dreams like vivid dreams also common are sleep walk sleep talk etc too so please discuss with your doctor if u have a history of se. ...Read more

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Why doesn´t the doctor just give me sleeping pills?

Why doesn´t the doctor just give me sleeping pills?

It's not always best: The ideal treatment for any condition is to treat the underlying cause rather than simply cover up the problem by using medicine. If there is a cause related to lifestyle habits or a medical condition that can be corrected, that is best for the body. Some sleeping pills have side effects that outweigh the benefits. ...Read more

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Do nursing homes give some patients sleeping pills without telling their kids?

Do nursing homes give some patients sleeping pills without telling their kids?

Nursing home meds: I suspect since your parent is in the nursing home you could ask the nursing staff what meds your parent is on. I do not have time to review with the family everytime what meds I have their parent on. This is a good question esp if there is confusion or other issues. ...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? Thats 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? Thats 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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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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When on vacation i fall asleep eventually and wake up in 7 hours, when i'm working I have to take a sleeping pill to give myself enough sleep, normal?

When on vacation i fall asleep eventually and wake up in 7 hours, when i'm working I have to take a sleeping pill to give myself enough sleep, normal?

Sleep: Theoretically you should not need to take a sleeping to sleep unless you are very troubled, depressed, anxious, stressed or are suffering from a medical complication. Discuss your concerns during the day so you can limit how much you carry your concerns into the bedroom. If this continues consult a clinical psychologist. Best. ...Read more

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My dr prescribed all non-barbituate sleeping pill w/out avail. The dr doesn't want to give barbituates i need sleep and help trying to get my dr to try?

My dr prescribed all non-barbituate sleeping pill w/out avail. The dr doesn't want to give barbituates i need sleep and help trying to get my dr to try?

Sleepin: Many different classes of medications help with sleep onset...Benzodiazepines, barbiturates, tricyclic antidepressants among others. In my opinion it is difficult for patients to change my personal prescribing habits. I have a pattern based on experience and choice. I would recommend nonmedication addressing of issues related to sleep first anyway - habits, hygiene, etc. ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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Bad Dreams (Definition)

Bad dreams is a symptom in which a person remembers dreams that are stressful to him, such as scary dreams, dreams of getting chased by attackers, dreams of suffering ...Read more