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Can a teenage boy take diazepam (valium) for sleeping?
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Dr. R Sangal
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
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In brief: Not good idea
Sleeping pills should only be taken here and there, now and then, not everyday for weeks/months/years.
Sleeping pills should be effective through the night and stop working by morning, which means they should have short half-lives. Diazepam has a 20-100 hour half-life, so it is still in your system all day the next day and is not a good idea as a sleeping pill.

In brief: Not good idea
Sleeping pills should only be taken here and there, now and then, not everyday for weeks/months/years.
Sleeping pills should be effective through the night and stop working by morning, which means they should have short half-lives. Diazepam has a 20-100 hour half-life, so it is still in your system all day the next day and is not a good idea as a sleeping pill.
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