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Sleep Disorders

Can I experience withdrawal with my sleeping aids?

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  • AStacy Wiegman, PharmD, Pharmacy, answered
    Depending on what sleeping aids you use, it is possible not only to experience withdrawal symptoms, but also to build up a tolerance to the drug, making it likely that you may want to increase your dose, which may be dangerous. Withdrawal symptoms include rebound insomnia and increased anxiety.  
  • ACarol Ash, Internal Medicine, answered
    Dr. Carol Ash - Can I experience withdrawal with my sleeping aids?

    Rely too much on sleeping aids to get you to Dreamland and you may find yourself staring at the ceiling when you stop taking them. Find out how to avoid rebound insomnia by watching this video featuring sleep medicine expert Dr. Carol Ash.


  • AMichael Breus, PhD, Psychology, answered
    Dr. Michael Breus - Can I experience withdrawal with my sleeping aids?

    Dr. Michael Breus discusses whether or not you can experience withdrawl from sleeping aids you are taking. Watch Dr. Breus's video for tips on healthy sleep.


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