Sleeping Pills and What They Really Do
Sleeping pills may cause more harm than good. Some common side effects of sleeping are:
• Burning or Tingling In the Hands, Arms, Feet, or Legs
• Changes in Appetite
• Difficulty Keeping Balance
• Daytime Drowsiness
• Dry Mouth or Throat, and Many Others…
For that reason, it’s important that before you opt to take a sleeping pill, or any other sleeping aid for that matter, consult with your doctor first about your sleep problems. A proper diagnosis may be able to pinpoint the reason behind your sleep issues, which mean it will be treated in a better way.
If you are prescribed sleeping pills by your doctor, take them timely before bedtime so you can have proper sleep. If you don’t get your full 7 to 8 hours of sleep after taking sleeping pills, you may feel groggy the entire day.
Make sure you stop doing physical activities after taking a sleeping pill, including driving, eating and doing household chores. The pill starts to put your brain in sleep mode and if you prevent it, you risk complicating your sleep problems.
If you do experience any side effects, be sure to let your doctor know. They might change the dosage or the prescription all together. Also, make sure you don’t mix sleeping pills with other over the counter drugs, alcohol or caffeine. Doing so could put pressure on your nervous system. And of course, never increase the dosage without the permission of your doctor.
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