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Do nonbenzodiazepine z drugs like lunesta (eszopiclone) and Ambien disrupt sleep architecture?

Do nonbenzodiazepine z drugs like lunesta (eszopiclone) and Ambien disrupt sleep architecture?

Yes-with chronic use: Good question. The "z drugs" disrupt sleep less than benzodiazepines but there is evidence that there is some disruption with chronic use that becomes a big problem when people try to stop taking these drugs. See http://www.Mylwi.Com/ehealth-newsletter/why-you-shouldnt-confuse-ambien-use-with-sleep/ & http://weeksmd.Com/2013/04/sleeping-pills-and-death/ & http://bit.Ly/17uogmu for details. ...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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Does sleep deprivation cause sleep walking?

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Does sleep deprivation cause sleep walking?

Yes: People prone to sleep walking are more likely to do so when they are recovering (ie getting good sleep) after sleep deprivation. ...Read more

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Sleep apnea provent?

Sleep apnea provent?

Provent: It's effective for certain situations but typically reserved when pap therapy and/or oral appliance therapy have failed. ...Read more

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Do nonbenzodiazepines z drugs like Ambien and lunesta (eszopiclone) disrupt sleep architecture?

Do nonbenzodiazepines z drugs like Ambien and lunesta (eszopiclone) disrupt sleep architecture?

Yes: Actually, Ambien and Lunesta (eszopiclone) are benzodiazepines they have more specific activity for selective receptors directed at sedation, and have a short half life or time in your system, but they affect sleep architecture just like other benzodiazepines or alcohol, just in a milder manner. ...Read more

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Does Ambien (zolpidem) cause problems with sleep patterns and dreaming?

Does Ambien (zolpidem) cause problems with sleep patterns and dreaming?

Yes: Though zolpidem (ambien) is primarily used for insomnia it can have other effects on sleep including sleepwalking. Discuss with your doctor if you have concerns. There are many alternatives. ...Read more

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Can Suboxone cause sleep apnea?

Can Suboxone cause sleep apnea?

Bup & sleep apnea: Sleep-disordered breathing (eg sleep apnea) is more common in opioid (mu receptor agonist) users. However, the generalization hasn't been proven scientifically with buprenorphine, a partial mu receptor agonist. A poorly designed 2012 study showed an association between bup & sleep disorder breathing. A link may exist, but likely lower with bup than other opiates. A sleep study would be needed. ...Read more

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Severe insomnia, depression. Taking zonisamide, tizanidine, ambien (zolpidem). Averaging 2 hrs sleep. Zyprexa just added, weight gain concern! syroquel prev added 80lbs w/strict diet, exercise. Likely w/zyprexa?

Severe insomnia, depression. Taking zonisamide, tizanidine, ambien (zolpidem). Averaging 2 hrs sleep. Zyprexa just added, weight gain concern! syroquel prev added 80lbs w/strict diet, exercise. Likely w/zyprexa?

Need diagnosis: Have a sleep study to ascertain the correct diagnosis and thus the correct treatment. Mood disorders[depression] is made more difficult to treat when there is an underlying sleep disorder.. We are always on shaky ground when we treat symptoms without having the diagnosis established. ...Read more

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Dr prescribed 50mg zoloft (sertraline) for depression, 80 mg propranolol for panic and .5 clonazepam for sleep from insomnia. Not sleeping. What otc sleep aid safe

Dr prescribed 50mg zoloft (sertraline) for depression, 80 mg propranolol for panic and .5 clonazepam for sleep from insomnia. Not sleeping. What otc sleep aid safe

Otcs are safe: But that is not to say that they work well. Before trying one, consult your prescriber to give feedback that the clonazepam is not working. ...Read more

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31 female, 5'2, and 175lbs.Suffer insomnia, sleep apnea, headaches, dermatoraphism and stomach anxiety. On seroquel, (quetiapine) temazapam and allery pills.Ideas?

31 female, 5'2, and 175lbs.Suffer insomnia, sleep apnea, headaches, dermatoraphism and stomach anxiety. On seroquel, (quetiapine) temazapam and allery pills.Ideas?

Need multiple docs: Treat the sleep apnea (see sleep specialist). Treat the anxiety/psychiatric issues (see psychiatrist). Headaches and insomnia could be secondary to both the apneas and the anxiety. You have complex enough complaints that you'll need to see both those specialists to start. ...Read more

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Can inderal (propranolol) cause insomnia nightmares and trouble sleeping?

Can inderal (propranolol) cause insomnia nightmares and trouble sleeping?

Possibly so: Trouble sleeping, as well as vivid and unusual dreams can occur when taking Inderal (propranolol). Worsening of depression can also be a side effect. Other medications and underlying medical conditions may interfere with sleep. You list being on Klonopin - is that being prescribed for anxiety? Persistent mood and anxiety symptoms impair one's ability to sleep, as well as the quality of sleep. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Why do sleep aides (benadryl, ambien, sonata (zaleplon) ,lunesta, prosom, elavil) not work for me?

Why do sleep aides (benadryl, ambien, sonata (zaleplon) ,lunesta, prosom, elavil) not work for me?

Different: Everyone is different. It also depends upon why you are having difficulty with sleep. If you suffer insomnia talk to your doctor about this. There are many medications that can be used for this disorder. ...Read more

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Is sleep apnea reversible?

Is sleep apnea reversible?

Yes: Sleep apnea can have a number of causes, from being overweight to septal deviations. It is best to be evaluated and see what your issues are. ...Read more

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Trazodone and lunesta (eszopiclone) wich is better to sleep?

Depends: Generally speaking, Lunesta (eszopiclone) may be better for sleep onset, trazodone for sleep maintenance, though there might be exceptions. Ideally, best approach to resolve sleep issues is to treat underlying cause (e.g. Depression, anxiety, sleep apnea), then practice sleep hygiene (sleep-promoting behaviors), and then consider meds for sleep. ...Read more

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5 hrs sleep= easy to wake but not refreshed. 7+= headaches, oversleeping, coma like. Worse with Trileptal (for bipolar). Blood sugar crashing @ night?

5 hrs sleep= easy to wake but not refreshed. 7+= headaches, oversleeping, coma like. Worse with Trileptal (for bipolar). Blood sugar crashing @ night?

Blood sugar: Possible. One quick way to tell - don't eat any refined carbs (bread, regular potatoes, etc.) for dinner. At bedtime, have a snack of some celery and peanut butter. The peanut butter "burns slowly" in your body. If you feel better in the A.M. - that was it! you should also have a fasting Insulin checked in the A.M. To see if you are "hyperinsulinemic." that could mimic what you describe. ...Read more

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Can benzodiazepines cause sleep apnea?

Can benzodiazepines cause sleep apnea?

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 more

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Klonopin (clonazepam) and trazodone for sleep safe?

Klonopin (clonazepam) and trazodone for sleep safe?

Yes: It is a safe combination. I can think of a number of clinical scenarios where this would be very appropriate and I have quite a few patients on this combination. ...Read more

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I am taking lisinopril (sp) for htn. I started taking it at nite but i couldn't sleep & it caused nightmares. Any suggestions?

I am taking lisinopril (sp) for htn.  I started taking it at nite but i couldn't sleep & it caused nightmares.  Any suggestions?

Change: Nightmares are not a common side effect of lisinopril. If you believe that the nightmares are caused by this medication, talk to your doctor to switch to a different medication. ...Read more

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I AM ON LISINOPRIL, TOPROL, (metoprolol) HCTZ. I AM ALWAYS TIRED, ALWAYS WANTING TO SLEEP, NO ENERGY AND NOW BREATHING HEAVILY ?

I AM ON LISINOPRIL, TOPROL, (metoprolol) HCTZ.  I AM ALWAYS TIRED, ALWAYS WANTING TO SLEEP, NO ENERGY AND NOW BREATHING HEAVILY
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Check BP: Monitor your blood pressure and heart rate. It is possible that your blood pressure and heart rate are low. If you blood pressure is too low ( < 90/60) then you may want to hold or decrease lisinopril. If your heart rate is under 40 you should be evaluated immediately. ...Read more

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Is it okay to be sleepy all day even after sleeping 8 hours a night? Cause? History: 17 205 lbs f htn & pcos provera (medroxyprogesterone) lisinopril hctz

Is it okay to be sleepy all day even after sleeping 8 hours a night? Cause? History: 17 205 lbs f htn & pcos provera (medroxyprogesterone) lisinopril hctz

NO: Restorative sleep is incredibly important. There can be many reasons that you are sleepy during the day, including types of sleep wake disorders like narcolepsy but one simple issue might be related to sleep apnea. It is more common as obstructive apnea in people who are above normal weight. Either way, discuss with doctor to see if referral for sleep study is appropriate. ...Read more

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Woke up feeling really tired after 7 hrs of sleep, chest discomfort, and a headache cause? History: htn pcos provera (medroxyprogesterone) lisinopril hctz

Woke up feeling really tired after 7 hrs of sleep,  chest discomfort, and a headache cause? History: htn pcos provera (medroxyprogesterone) lisinopril hctz

Getting ill?: That is more than likely the cause in someone your age. Especially if you start coughing. There are lots of viruses going around this time of year. Did you get your flu shot yet? That is important too. If it gets worse and you get a high fever you should seek care, otherwise comfort measures are usually the norm for the first few days. ...Read more

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Lisinopril, bystolic, (nebivolol) metformin. Pancreatitis 6 days hospital now just Norvasc. Can't sleep, legs ache, Cold, feel anxious. Other recommendations?

Lisinopril, bystolic, (nebivolol) metformin. Pancreatitis 6 days hospital now just Norvasc. Can't sleep, legs ache, Cold, feel anxious. Other recommendations?

Ans: Well the first thing you need to be sure you are doing is hydrating. Drink lots of wTer. This will stimulate your metabolism and you will feel better. Now you have hypertension and diabetes. So be sure ghese are monitored you do not want the blood pressure to be to lie or the blood sugar to go to high ...Read more

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While sleeping my arms shake & my legs jerk up towards my chest i then gasp & wake up cause? Lisinopril hctz-htn provera-pcos

Hypnagogic Jerk: No, that's not an insult, but the name for the phenomenon of an involuntary muscle spasm that occurs as a person is drifting off to sleep. Research suggests that 60 to 70% of people experience them. Some think it is when nerves 'misfire' during the body's transition from alertness to sleep. Others think it is the brain misinterpreting relaxing muscles as falling which causes the muscles to react. ...Read more

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My arms shake like if i was having a seizure while sleeping in episodes it wakes me up cause? Htn & pcos provera (medroxyprogesterone) & lisinopril hctz

My arms shake like if i was having a seizure while sleeping in episodes it wakes me up cause? Htn & pcos provera (medroxyprogesterone) & lisinopril hctz

Noctural shaking: This is not normal, and you need to contact your doctor for a check up to see what the cause of this is. ...Read more

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Is zestril (lisinopril) a statin drug?

Is zestril (lisinopril) a statin drug?

no: Zestril (lisinopril) is primarily used to treat high blood pressure. It is not a "statin" but it is an "ace inhibitor ". ...Read more

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I lost my sense of taste taking zestril (lisinopril)?

Zestril (lisinopril) side effects: Acei's like zestril (lisinopril) cause an increase in bradykinin which typically increases causes cough or hoarseness. Sometimes this can affect taste receptors on the tongue, though that would be less common than the cough that occurs in 5-10% cases. ...Read more

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Can i take glutamin together with amitriptylin &zestril ?

Can i take glutamin  together with amitriptylin &zestril ?

Pharmacist: L GLUTAMINE, the supplement, shouldn't interact with amitryptiline or zestril (lisinopril). To be sure, check with your pharmacist who has access to that type of information. ...Read more

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Are there any long term side effects of taking zestril (lisinopril)?

Not really: Zestril (lisinopril) is a very commonly prescribed medication for high blood pressure, and is very effective for blood pressure control. Although less than 10% of patients will experience side effects, the two most common are: light-headedness and cough. ...Read more

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Why does zestril (lisinopril) sometimes cause coughing? Would the cough be constant or intermittent?

Why does zestril (lisinopril) sometimes cause coughing? Would the cough be constant or intermittent?

ACE inhibition.: There is an enzyme in your lungs called angiotensin converting enzyme. It is inhibited by zestril (lisinopril). As a result there is a local accumulation of products (possibly kinins, substance p and thromboxane) that triggers cough. The cough is intermittent and nonproductive - some describe a tickle like cough. ...Read more

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I am taking tablet Zestril (lisinopril) 5mg along with Ascard tablet 75 mg in morning and Tablet Norvasce 5 mg at night can i take Evion 400 ?

I am taking tablet Zestril (lisinopril) 5mg along with Ascard tablet 75 mg in morning and Tablet Norvasce 5 mg at night can i take Evion 400  ?

Harmful: For readers in N.America: Ascard is aspirin. Evion 400 is Vit E. Catherine190: you can use that combination but understand: Vitamin E is not only not beneficial, there are reports of harm. I wouldn't recommend you use it. The other 3 meds combine well. ...Read more

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I am on half a pill zestril (lisinopril) 5mg for bp, bt need to take a nother same dose of another BP med.Coz i stl hav bad s.Effects.What can I take?

I am on half a pill zestril (lisinopril) 5mg for bp, bt need to take a nother same dose of another BP med.Coz i stl hav bad s.Effects.What can I take?

Safe effective: Because BP pills are taken for a long time, it is important tofind a compatible blens. Your doctor is a part of your healthcare team and knows all the different options. Please work with him to get the safest effective treatment. ...Read more

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I am taking half a pill zestril (lisinopril) 5mg, i need steps on how to taper it off, my BP is 125/80, I am making life style changes too, but s.Efficts r so bad?

I am taking half a pill zestril (lisinopril) 5mg, i need steps on how to taper it off, my BP is 125/80, I am making life style changes too, but s.Efficts r so bad?

Call your Dr.: Zestril (lisinopril) 5 mg is a low dose, so tapering should be quite easy. However, it would be important to notify ones doctor if side-effects are experienced. In addition, ones BP should be monitored during the withdrawal from zestril (lisinopril). ...Read more

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Zestril (Definition)

Zestril is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor which is a kind of blood ...Read more