Sedatives can be misused to produce an overly-calming effect (alcohol being the classic and most common sedating drug).
In the event of an overdose or if combined with another sedative, many of these drugs can cause unconsciousness (see hypnotic) and even death.
Finally i met with a new psychiatrist, a very young appearing handsome young man.
After diagnosing me based off his check mark sheet, he indeed agree that i have a bad anxiety disorder and that my old psychiatrist should have put me on benzos sooner, because of how dangerous my heart beat is and other symptoms.
Needless to say i have also tried almost every other option out there as well.
What he doesn't know is that i only will be using the pills a few times a week instead of as prescribed because i don't want to get hooked on them.
These drugs include benzodiazepines and non-benzodiazepines. Sedative hypnotics carry risks for withdrawal, dependency, and rebound insomnia.
The chance of risk for these problems varies among different drugs. Many over-the-counter sleeping medications use antihistamines, which cause drowsiness. Doxylamine (Unison) is another antihistamine used in sleep medications.
Patients with chronic lung disease should also avoid some non-prescription sleeping aids, such as those containing doxylamine. When sleeplessness is caused by minor pain, simply taking acetaminophen (Tylenol) or a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), can be very helpful without causing any daytime sleepiness. M." antihistamine found in combination products is simply an extra, needless chemical in these situations.
Newer short-acting non-benzodiazepines can induce sleep with fewer side effects than benzodiazepines.
However i took my first 0.5 and i definitely did feel it, but besides not feeling tense a little bit more mellow, i also feel extremely tired.