All medications carry potential dangers and sleeping tablets are no different, meaning they should always be used in accordance with the patient information leaflet.
When the usage and dosage guide (patient information leaflet) is followed – this medication is safe for the majority of people to use.
Certain people with pre-existing conditions should avoid the use of strong sleeping tablets:
Do not take this medication if you suffer from sleep apnea, which involves breathing that continuously stops and starts during sleep. This medication should not be used by women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
As mentioned above sleep medicine is specially designed to be taken for a short period of time; taking sleeping tablets for longer than intended can lead to dependance or addiction.
If you are unsure about anything, always speak to your doctor, or to a pharmacist.
Side Effects of Sleeping Tablets
Most sleeping tablets side effects do not affect everyone. Common side effects are generally mild and short-lived and only affect up to 10% of people.
- Bitter taste in mouth
- Dry mouth
- Feeling tired or sleepy subsequently (this can be avoided by ensuring a healthy sleep after taking a tablet)
When you order sleeping tablets in the US it is advisable to carefully follow usage guidelines to reduce the chance of side effects.
Sleeping tablets should only be taken when you have time to get a full 8 hours sleep and they should never be mixed with alcohol or other recreational drugs such as cannabis.