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Short acting sleep meds?

Discussion in 'Sleep' started by alice111, Mar 21, 2015.

  1. alice111

    alice111 Senior Member

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    My insomnia has gotten pretty bad, now needing to take a a very strong sleep med every night, or I just simply don't sleep. My body seems to have forgotten how...

    Anyway, the ones that work right now seem to say in my system very long so while I do finally get a decent sleep I spend the whole of the next day groggy trying to wake up.. By the time I do, it's time to go to sleep again :(

    Anyone have any sleep meds they can recommend that are shorter acting, and cause so much next day sedation?
     

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    Tizanadine is a non benzo related muscle relaxer that can help initiate sleep. Also good if u wake in middle of the night. It doesn't last long in your system so minimal hangover. May work well with another short acting med like zolpidem.
     
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  3. August59

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    Tizanadine works well, but go slow with dosage and find just enough to work. I went up a little to quick and it gave me terrible nightmares!
     
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    August59 Daughters High School Graduation

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    Intermezzo (sublingual zolpidem) is marketed as a sleep med that is used for people that wake up and can't go back to sleep. Regular zolpidem only has half-life of about 4 hours, so I would think a sublingual version may be a little less, but have a much quicker onset.
     
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    Mij Senior Member

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    @alice111 my M.E doctor wrote me a prescription for Imovane a few years ago, he said you take it and the next day you can drive. I didn't take it because my sleep eventually came back. They use Imovane for pilots, flight attendants etc. one of my sisters works for an airline likes this one.

    I hope you find a solution.
     
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    panckage Senior Member

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    Melatonin is short acting
     

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