Sunday, November 27, 2011

Sleep Disorders: Reasons why you should Not Use Sleeping Pills

By Anna Watson

Gulping down a pill might not be the right answer for sleep disorders, in spite of the marvels of contemporary pharmaceuticals. The reason is simple. Insomnia is actually an indication of something different. Insomnia is just the warning system our body is giving us, and there are lots of variables that give rise to suffering from it. The issue with sleeping pills, even as a short-term fix, is they do not address the underlying cause of insomnia.

Here are several reasons why not to use sleeping pills:

They will by no means overcome the root issue. They could mask the symptom - which has to be identified that allows you to address the insomnia Sleeping pills are addicting, meaning they become less effective as time goes by. Long-term use is associated with a downwards health spiral and use of other substances. Being addictive includes that there can be withdrawal symptoms when they are ceased, like rebound insomnia, anxiety, panic attacks, and tremors. Some individuals use related medicines as sleep aids as they do for anxiety. Anxiety drugs similar to benzodiazepines have been verified ineffective in a significant greater part of cases.

Sleeping pills may cause grogginess the next day. Some users "don't trust themselves" to perform some mechanical tasks or to operate machines in the morning.

Generally, sleeping pills decrease the time it takes to go to sleep by 12.8 minutes in comparison to a placebo. Generally, sleeping pills raise sleep time by 11.4 minutes.

Various kinds sleeping pills are held accountable for a few rather bizarre behaviors, some harmful and even deadly. Everyone does not always react similarly, however, if the reactions are unsafe, we should take a closer look.

One example is, in March 2007, it had been reported that an Australian federal health watchdog was to look at the safety of a particular sleeping pill following the passing of a man who had apparently fallen to his death from his 12th floor unit after being recommended a particular sleeping tablet (The Sun-Herald, March 11, 2007). Additional unusual behavior can include sleepwalking and "driving while asleep"

Sleeping pills themselves may be the explanation for insomnia. As they are addictive, withdrawing from them may cause "rebound insomnia" A particular sleeping pill was the number-one most-reported medication to the Australian National Prescribing Service's Adverse Medicine Events line between September 2007 and February 2009. Of 1669 calls, 196 (an impressive twelve percent) linked to a single kind of sleeping pill. The pill in fact accounted for 670% more calls in comparison to the second offender on the list

Sleeping pills can be the cause of complicated sleep-related behaviors, which could include driving whilst sleeping, making phone calls, and preparing and consuming food while sleeping

Anaphylaxis (severe allergic reaction) and angioedema (severe facial swelling), may occur as soon as the first time a sleeping pill is used

One sleeping pill ranks among the top ten drugs found in the bloodstreams of impaired drivers, as per some United States toxicology laboratories. Incidents have become so frequent that the American Academy of Forensic Sciences held a presentation on the peculiar effects of a particular medicine, where it was documented that the accidents are characterized by drivers who slam into parked cars or light posts, or drive against oncoming traffic.

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