Did you know Insomnia has many side effects alongside it’s main root causes?
We already know the main root causes for sleeplessness include chronic pain, depression, stress and anxiety. But what are the side effects of insomnia as a result of these factors? If you don’t treat insomnia, then you increase your risk of developing diabetes, heart attack, obesity and depression later on.
Tackling insomnia alone without medication is not advisable, especially if the symptoms have been present for months. Insomnia can have a negative effect on your daily life and performance. It can break relationships and make your behaviour erratic and unpredictable.
For many patients, insomnia is something they would never have dreamt of in their youth. You may have heard of others not being able to get to sleep or “missing the boat" but never envisaged it would become a frustrating phase of your own life which you feel you have no control over.
Many patients make the decision to buy over the counter sleeping tablets because they are cheap and convenient to get hold of. The problem with these are they contain antihistamines, so the more you take these tablets, the more resistant your body becomes towards them, resulting in no remedy effect and insomnia returning again.
A prescription medication is the answer to ensuring effective treatment of insomnia. To address the root cause of your insomnia, you need to first identify which treatment is best for you and your underlying cause. If you are suffering from stress and anxiety, then your doctor may advise you to be prescribed a different treatment to someone who is suffering insomnia because of chronic pain.
A good night’s sleep is possible and you can achieve normal pattern of sleep again with the right type of medication. MyMedsUK stock 3 types of sleeping tablets (otherwise known as the Z drugs), in varying strengths:
For all of the above medications, you will require a prescription. There are also common side effects associated with these sleeping tablets:
So, its important to not drive or operate any heavy machinery if you feel sleepy the next day. These sleeping medicines work effectively well in the short term and you should notice a quick routine pattern of sleep again. Z drugs are normally not prescribed for more than 2-4 weeks and it’s important to regularly visit your GP to monitor your symptoms and the effectiveness of your medication if your symptoms every reappear.Back To Blog
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