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3.13.2017 | Logan Miers
Will ambien help me sleep
Get Some Sleep Beware the sleeping pill hangover The Chart

If it hasn't worked for you, you aren't working hard enough at it. Everyone take your medicine so you can ignore your health issues caused by things you can most likely control in your life, but don't want to because a doctor feeds it to you, rather than offering good advise, such as diet and lifestyle changes. When i started exercising and eating right it vanished within a year. Sweet Dreams!. When I stopped, it all came back in a year. I had insomnia for over 10 years and refused to take medicine for it because I knew it was my fault. It's no different than the person who takes blood pressure medicine, but feels its okay to enjoy fast food everyday and shuns an active lifestyle, but wonders why they are sluggish, tired, overweight, sick, and struggling to make sense of why they think they feel so much more uncomfortable than other people around them. You are not predisposed to sleep issues, you have casted this and it can be undone with lifestyle changes.

Never woke up groggy. I've never felt groggy, sleepy, or the hangover effect that I sometimes get from Klonopin. Sonata is great because it's shorter acting. It's great if you wake up in the middle of the night and can't fall back asleep but you have to wake up in 5 hours so you can't take a Lunesta. I've never had issues with Lunesta. Although I'll only take it 2-3 nights in a row. Sonata has also been great for me. After trying basically every natural remedy, avoiding caffeine, exercising more, cognitive behavioral therapy, I was finally prescribed sleep meds. I agree.

wish me luck. I have chronic pain, and back spasms that cause very unrestful sleep. I am now on my 5th day of no more than 3-4 hours of interrupted sleep(none for the first 2 days at all) I get up once or twice each night, I wake up at 4 and cant go back to sleep. I tried in vain last week to get a stopgap with no solution. I don't want to be dependent on a medication and I am going to suffere thru this to the end. I started taking Ambien 5 or 6 yrs ago with good results. I also suffered from the narcoleptic adventures if I had been drinking wine with the ambien, but am usually at home. I recently moved across the US and being between Doctors has let my prescription lapse. I agree with Sleepless that Anthony can suck an egg. I shattered my L2 8 yrs ago.

He had been reluctant to make any changes to a medication that, from his point of view, had worked so well for him over the years. Now, with all other explanations ruled out, he was ready to try to get off it in order to feel less groggy in the morning. I tapered him slowly and he had no withdrawal symptoms nor any rebound insomnia. At our initial visit, I had expressed my concern that his hypnotic medication, Clonazepam, could be part of the problem, especially because his dose of 2 mg was rather high for a man his age. He feels more energetic and less sleepy in the daytime and he only occasionally uses a sleeping aid when he has trouble falling asleep.

This is a scenario that is played out every day in my sleep clinic: the medications that we doctors give to help patients sleep end up making them feel tired and groggy the next day.

In other words sedative sleep aids Increase the death rate from sleep apnea and taking two of them together is just plain stupid. Re Mike- You still have sleep apnea when taking sedatives but you don't wake up as much and go even longer without breathing.

People make money from the above and market them to victims. As does chronic use of alcohol, pot, etc, etc. But of course all those things produce a high that feels pretty damn good for a minute and that is hard to walk away from. Benzo and non-Benzo addictions make people emotionally immature, psychologically confused & ineffective at life. Get a grip people. Anyone can sleep well by compley eliminating caffeine from their diet.

Dont truly know if I could sleep without it. It works very well for me. My sleep is important. Since I've been taking it I really havent had any problems at all w/ enough sleep. I hope it stays that way. I have been using Temezapam for over a year now and have had no side effects. I do taKE IT EVERY NIGHT though.

I tried Lunesta and Depakote, but both made me lose my hair. I've gained 40 pounds which is highly unusual for me. I know how you feel. I bought CD's with nature sounds, eating turkey and warm milk. I tried running three miles a night. If anyone has any suggestions for other medicines, please share. I am so ashamed of the weight gain, that I don't socialize except at work. My energy level went to zero. It's been 20 years. I've suffered from insomnia for years. Heck I even increased it to five. He had never seen someone with such a tough time sleeping. It is ruining my life and depressing me. After my fifth night with no sleep, I went to a doctor. Try exercising after taking a few sleeping pills. For someone to say, just exercise, is BS. My problem now is that he has me on Seroquel and Trazadone, and I have a terrible hangover problem. I tried melatonin.

amen on that thought:).

People who aren't in our situation cannot understand what it's like.

For insomnia treatment, it is better to use benzodiazepines that have a medium half life such as lorazepam or temazepam. They will usually help someone get to sleep and stay asleep most of the night without too much hangover effect the next morning.

Just starting treatment for my sleep issues and hoping to be rested again some day. Sleep deprivation also messes with your metabolism. There are some things that exercise unfortunay won't cure.RLS and PLMD. I used to be fit and thin but when you're exhausted from lack of sleep it's pretty hard to exercise.

I hate drugs and I'm the kind of person who rarely even took otc drugs. I am desperate for help. prescribed because of halucinations. Reading helps me get sleepy. One specialist wanted to give me spinal shots at $600. My problem is, the pain wakes me frequently during the night. My activities are limited by the pain. I take gabapentin and hydroco/ibu. Then I just close my eyes and imagine I'm sleeping on a gently rocking houseboat. Sometimes I can barely hold a conversation. At best these are a temporary solution. each. I'm only 59. I don't drink or smoke. Could I qualify for disability? My life is so bad I am suffering. Even going for a walk around the block makes my pain even worse. When a negative thought enters my mind, I just remind myself to think about it later. I rejected my sleep med. I have been suffering from severe phn for 1&1/2 yrs.

There is definite concern that these medications can have multiple deleterious effects in the elderly including memory and cognition problems. There are studies showing increased fall risk in the elderly, but there is also research showing that untreated insomnia increases falls. Besides daytime sedation, any of the benzodiazepines can cause amnesia, sleepwalking and sleep eating. As with most medications, the doses should be lower when patients are elderly or have liver or kidney impairment.

As with most prescription sleep aids, I recommend intermittent use so that tolerance and withdrawal might be avoided.

As I have discussed in previous posts, it is the safest treatment and actually the most effective one in the long term. Therefore, if someone has chronic, nightly difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, I recommend CBT-I (cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia).

I've tried discontinuing the Ambien and decreasing the dosage more than once, and my sleep quality suffers. I have had issues with insomnia for years. I don't particularly *want* to have to rely on sleeping medication, however, I must sleep. I think that we should all be careful to not judge people that use medications. But I don't think I deserve anyone's judgment because I do what I must, to get the sleep that I must have. I've tried using HTP-5 Tryptophan, as well as other safe, natural remedies, and I've tried Melatonin, all to no avail. It's easy to judge and criticize when you're not there, and not in that position. Rather than trying to place blame on the individuals that use sleep aids, try a little understanding. I was eventually taken off the CPAP, but the sleep difficulties remained. So, it's a Catch-22 at the moment. It goes a long way. I underwent a sleep study, used a CPAP for a time, and used Ambien to help with the difficulty that I was having using the CPAP and being able to sleep with it.

Did we establish that eating well and exercising is negatively correlated to taking benzos? Are people receiving medical attention some how unable to take care of themselves holistically? I mean, you do know everything about everyone on a drug you took temporarily. No, morally obliges you to share your workout journal and kale smoothie recipes from upon high. Of course it worked, everyone is just like you. You have sat on mount Olympus with the original cross fit gods, and this qualifies you. Thanks for sharing the good word, I will looking for you on the street corner screaming at all the sinners like every other quack with all the answers. Everything is as it was, and every thought is teased out and betrayed by emotion. And definiy with these weak minded – drug addicted deadbeats who can't exercise and eat healthy and take prescriptions to regulate their internal cycles. Struggling to sleep, you pray to the personal trainers and begin to run away from your insomnia with some cardio. You've got it all figured out – and you will reaffirm this on your death bed ~ because you still agree with your fading selfs.

I recently stopped consuming ALL caffeine and found that within 2 weeks time I am sleeping better than ever! I never used to think that caffeine effected me but it turns out it really did.

Medications such as zolpidem (Ambien) are called non-benzodiazepines but that is misleading because they act on the same GABA benzodiazepine receptors in the brain. One bad effect is that drugs like Ambien have no anti-anxiety properties and most people with insomnia have anxiety either that is fueling the insomnia or as a consequence of the insomnia. They just don’t bind to as many subunits as the traditional benzos which has good and bad effects.

They have many other uses including the treatment of anxiety, seizure and muscle spasm. Clonazepam (Klonopin) is a common culprit. It belongs to a class of drugs called benzodiazepines. They have been used as sleeping agents for decades.

Don't comment on things you obviously know nothing about. I myself have restless legs and periodic limb movement disorder and can't sleep without them. Before I started taking them I was getting more tired every day and it was starting to affect my health. There are many people that need to take sleeping pills due to medical issues, not to get a "high".

I agree with you, Sleepless! It's a "Thing." If it were as easy as listening to relaxing music, I'd be all over it.

In general, these drugs can be very useful sleep aids, but must be used cautiously because they will often cause dependence, tolerance, withdrawal and rebound insomnia if used long enough on a nightly basis. Dependence is fairly self-explanatory and means that a person cannot sleep without the drug. Tolerance means that that the dosage has to be repeatedly increased to achieve the same affect. It is not the same as addiction but is often confused with it.

Anti-depressants and anti-seizures also cause insomnia, as well as this hangover effect. I take both to treat oro-facial nerve pain as a result of a 1998 root canal. There are nights when I literally do not get one minute's sleep. Although I SO appreciate what these medications do for my pain, the chronic insomnia and drowsiness are dreadful.

Melatonin or Cannabinoids are far safer then benzos.

Therefore, it takes a long time to clear the system and its hypnotic and sedating effects can last well into the next day. There can be withdrawal if stopped abruptly, but it is less likely to cause rebound insomnia when compared to shorter-acting benzos. The problem with Clonazepam in particular is that it has a very long half life.

Many of us take beta blockers for blood pressure control. Therefore, we need some help to get to sleep and stay asleep. They tend to block the body's normal production of melitonan which leads to insomnia.

I have been taking a GABA supplement that supposed to pass the brain/blood barrier, it seems to be helpful. I stopped taking Ativan 2 years ago cause it made depressed and drousy in the morning. It is called Pharma GABA from Natural Factors.

This article was very helpful. I have definiy experienced the symptoms she describes, and I will be discussing this with my doctor soon. Thank you, CNN.

Sounds of nature are flowing, but at the same time very random, so that you can't anticipate anything. Listen to sounds of nature using comfortable headphones and pay attention to every detail very carefully. Sites such as TranscendentalTones offer those kinds of sounds, which you can easily download to your mp3 player. You don't need sleeping pills! Here's a tip to help you reach a deep sleep, fast. This helps you to keep focused on the sounds, rather than wonder off with some other thoughts (conscious or unconscious), which might me preventing you from relaxing and thus falling asleep.

Either one, taken individually, and I wake up two or three times during the night. Taken together, I can sleep through the night. I take them as I have moderate sleep apnea and cannot use a CPAP due to severe claustrophobia. Hence, I take both. And yes, I do take a daily nap. I use both Temezapam and Clonozopine. I use both due to the fact that either one, taken individually, for me, only have an effective life of about 3 hours.

This is definiy true. Benzos are pure hell. You'll be going through something very similar to alcohol withdrawal. Just try coming off them.

That garbage doesn't pass the blood-brain barrier. You don't have a clue what you're talking about.

These require medication to sleep or sleep deprivation can cause even worse issues. I have RLS and PLMD which have gotten worse over time through no fault of my own. Not all sleep problems can be cured by exercise and proper nutrition.

Common withdrawal symptoms include agitation, nausea, sweating and palpitations. They can also cause withdrawal which means the emergence of a new set of symptoms that were not present before using the medication.

She blogs on Tuesdays on The Chart. Lisa Shives, M.D., is the founder of Northshore Sleep Medicine in Evanston, Illinois. Read more from her at Dr. Lisa Shives’ Sleep Better Blog.

Best thing for sleep is to have no money worries.

Very well said! Im in the same boat as you.

No, morally obliges you to share your workout journal and kale smoothie recipes from upon high. Did we establish that eating well and exercising is negatively correlated to taking benzos? Are people receiving medical attention some how unable to take care of themselves holistically? I mean, you do know everything about everyone on a drug you took temporarily. You've got it all figured out – and you will reaffirm this on your death bed ~ because you still agree with your fading selfs. You have sat on mount Olympus with the original cross fit gods, and this qualifies you. Of course it worked, everyone is just like you. Thanks for sharing the good word, I will be looking for you on the street corner screaming at all the sinners like every other quack with all the answers. Struggling to sleep, you pray to the personal trainers and begin to run away from your insomnia with some cardio. Everything is as it was, and every thought is teased out and betrayed by emotion. And definiy with these weak minded – drug addicted deadbeats who can't exercise and eat healthy and take prescriptions to regulate their internal cycles.

I cannot sleep on airplanes, even when I fly business or first class. I have to be careful to only use it for up to 3 weeks max or I become dependent but usually it's only 3 or 4 days and it works like amazingly well. I consulted many different Doctors and Pharmacists. I couldn't believe that it actually worked. I hope this helps someone in a similar situation. My wife and all our friends are Doctors. Finally after 20 years I tried an off patent older drug called Triazolam with an exceptionally low half life of just a few hours. I travel frequently and when I arrive I usually have very little opportunity to adjust to jet lag having to be functional the very next day. I tried literally every sleeping medication in the world, including Melatonin but they either didn't work, left me super groggy the next day or left a horrible taste in my mouth.

I thought I had insomnia for a few years, turns out I was just sedentary. Exercise! The body needs to move to release energy and stress.

I tested for every sleep disorder known to man and god and found no underlying problem with his sleep quality. Henry was 80 years old and “tired all the time.” His primary care doc had done a thorough work up.

You are suggesting that all people are using just to get that feeling and it's untrue. Not cool!! It's a wonderful medication for many things. Dex, don't you think you are being pretty harsh? I've used clonazepam for several years. I found what you said harsh and very judgemental for people you don't know. I don't drink caffeine past 11am, ever. As soon as I start to feel that strange feeling, I shut off the tv, and go to sleep rather than lay and enjoy the 'high'. It's a wonder drug, if not abused!. It also keeps my jaws relaxed during the night, stops my restless leg and keeps my anxiety mild the next day. I work hard all day, but cannot stay asleep at night. I am not ineffective in life, nor do I use clonazepam as a means to 'feel good' or 'get high' rather than to just get some shut eye, and be able to fall back to sleep once I wake up, several times / night.

I am a 70-year old male in very good health. However, I find that I am prone to taking a nap of about an hour mid-morning, and sometimes in the afternoon. I have been taking 50 mg of diphenhydramine hydrochloride each night for many months, which gives me a very good night's sleep. When I stopped taking this, I could usually get to sleep with no problem, but going back to bed after a mid-sleep bathroom trip left me unable to get back to sleep. However, I am going to try stopping again.

Benzo's are horrible drugs that should have never been invented. Coming off of a benzo will be the most horrific event in any persons life. By all means stay away from them.

The benzodiazepines can cause rebound insomnia. Rebound insomnia means insomnia that is worse than it was before a patient started the drug. Typically, it lasts only one or two nights.

Alcohol withdrawal and indeed, opiate/heroin withdrawal, are a *walk in the park* compared to benzo withdrawal.

I have been taking Lunesta for two years now and have not had to increase the dose....nor have I noticed any problems with being tired the next day...unless I wake up before the recommended 8 hours of sleep.

My sleep doc's goal is to re-train the body to get the sleep we all need and taking shorter and shorter acting meds really helped me. Gordon – I too had trouble going back to sleep after mid-sleep break. Good luck!. I only put one pill by my bedside so if I don't take it, I know the next morning. I was precribed Zaleplon which only lasts in the system for about an hour that I take at that mid-sleep break. I go right back to sleep and don't need the afternoon naps any longer.

Will ambien help me sleep