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Could it be okay to take a Soma (carisoprodol) 4 hours after taking a 10mg Valium to help me sleep?

Could it be okay to take a Soma (carisoprodol) 4 hours after taking a 10mg Valium to help me sleep?

Soma (carisoprodol) valium: No - absolutely not. Valium has a long half life so it stays in the system for long. Soma (carisoprodol) gets converted to Meprobamate that has the same effects as valium. ...Read more

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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 Soma (carisoprodol) a painkiller, or will it just help me sleep through the night?

Is Soma (carisoprodol) a painkiller, or will it just help me sleep through the night?

No: Soma (carisoprodol) is a muscle relaxer and not a pain medicine. It has some sedative property which may help with sleep in short term. It is typically not a good choice for chronic situations and may cause unnecessary dependence problems. ...Read more

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Do somas (carisoprodol) help you sleep?

Do somas (carisoprodol) help you sleep?

The indication for : Carisoprodol is as a muscle relaxer that can be used for musculoskeletal injuries/ conditions. It does not have an indication for sleep but it can be very sedating. ...Read more

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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)?

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

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1/2 soma, melatonin, mobic (meloxicam) & Mucinex taken at bedtime. Have sleep apnea controlled w/ cpap, fibro. Having dreams so vivid I confuse them w/ reality!?

1/2 soma, melatonin, mobic (meloxicam) & Mucinex taken at bedtime. Have sleep apnea controlled w/ cpap, fibro. Having dreams so vivid I confuse them w/ reality!?

Alcohol?: What you are describing happens when you wake up from rem sleep. Melatonin has nothing to do with it, it is not an fda approved medication, and I am not sure why you are taking it. None of the medications you listed is expected to cause vivid dreams. Alcohol, and certain sleeping pills could do that. Recovering from sleep deprivation (long work nights) can precipitate it. ...Read more

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What medicines will help me sleep?

What medicines will help me sleep?

Many options.: Melatonin is widely used. Valerian (Valeriana officinalis), California poppy (Eschscholzia californica), Wild lettuce (Lactuca virosa), Lemon Balm ((Melissa officinalis)), passion flower (Passiflora incarnata), Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis), Hops (Humulus lupulus), Lavender (Lavandula officinalis) & St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum) are herbs which can aid with sleep. Antihistamines are > ...Read more

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What medicines will help me sleep?

What medicines will help me sleep?

Sleep herbs: Valerian (Valeriana officinalis), California poppy (Eschscholzia californica), Wild lettuce (Lactuca virosa), Lemon Balm ((Melissa officinalis)), passion flower (Passiflora incarnata), Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis), Hops (Humulus lupulus), Lavender (Lavandula officinalis) & St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum) are herbs which can aid with sleep. Kava kava (Piper methysticum) can be effective but ...Read more

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What can be done to help me sleep?

What can be done to help me sleep?

Sleep Hygiene is Key: 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 sized & finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, Chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath or lavender scent. ...Read more

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Will ZMA help me sleep better!?

Will ZMA help me sleep better!?

Zma and sleep: There is no evidence that it will help you sleep better. ...Read more

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Can panadeine forte help me sleep?

Can panadeine forte help me sleep?

Panadeine forte: Although panadeine Forte (paracetamol and codeine) may make you drowsy - it is not a sleep medicine. Dependence can occur. ...Read more

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What makes sucking my arm help me sleep?

What makes sucking my arm help me sleep?

It is probably a: Conditioned response. You can work to replace this behavior with another ritual. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep.
2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to gentle music.
3. Sleep in. ...Read more

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Will amberen help me sleep & lose weight?

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Will amberen help me sleep & lose weight?

Ambien (zolpidem)?: If u meant ambien, (zolpidem) yes it helps sleep, along with sleep hygiene techniques, but not weight. ...Read more

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Would running help me sleep better at night?

Would running help me sleep better at night?

Possibly: Running or any kind of exercise can lead to more restful sleep, however exercising too close to bedtime can have the opposite effect by leaving the body in a state of stimulation. ...Read more

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What can I take with adipex to help me sleep?

What can I take with adipex to help me sleep?

First try: Melatonin over the counter. You can take quite a bit. The spray actually works best but is harder to find. Try relaxing in a. Dark cool room, no reading or tv or computer or phone. If that does not work talk with your doc. Melatonin dose can go up to 15-20 mg without problem if you need to! ...Read more

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Hydroxyzine HCl to help me sleep, could this work?

See your physician: Hydoxyzine, prescribed as 2 medications .(hcl, atarax) and pamoate, vistaril) is a prescription medication. It is very sedating and will help with sleep. However, it is used mainly as an antihistamine and anti-itch. You should see your physician, to find out why you have difficulty sleeping. If there are no other medical issues, there are medications that would be more specific for insomnia. ...Read more

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Is it ok to have a drink before bed to help me sleep?

Is it ok to have a drink before bed to help me sleep?

Alcohol at bedtime: Alcohol at bedtime may help you fall in sleep, but not recommended for insomnia, you might develop tolerance to the alcohol , also can cause early morning awakening with nightmares and insomnia. ...Read more

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Can taking Percocet at night help me sleep with no pain?

Can taking Percocet at night help me sleep with no pain?

Not advised: Percocet is given short-term for pain. It contains oxycodone, an opiate/narcotic that is highly addictive. Suggest you see your pcp to find out why you may have insomnia. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Does taking melatonin before bed actually work to help me sleep?

Does taking melatonin before bed actually work to help me sleep?

Melatonin may: Melatonin may help you sleep. It's not a knock you out kind of pill or hormone. It works best if you take it and lay down in a dark room. It won't work very well if you're up and about in lighted areas. Also it can take two weeks for it to reset your circadian rhythm and must be taken at the same time. ...Read more

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Carisoprodol (Definition)

A mild prescription muscle relaxant which is modestly useful in managing minor musculoskeletal conditions, but often must be ...Read more


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Carisoprodol And Aspirin (Definition)

Carisoprodol|aspirin is a muscle relaxant which is a ...Read more