What do you think of sleeping pills?

United States
March 23, 2007 5:03pm CST
I have trouble sleeping and I've finally decided that I can't deal with it anymore. I've decided to take sleeping pills so that I can go to sleep when I want to. Have any of you used sleeping pills? Do you believe that they are helpful or harmful? Do you think that they are addictive?
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@ElicBxn (60053)
• United States
24 Mar 07
I had lots of trouble falling asleep when I was younger, now I have trouble staying asleep. My doctor recommends Benedryl rather than sleeping pills, they have a seditive affect but are not addictive.
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• United States
24 Mar 07
I might have to try that if the pills don't work for me, but when I've tried it before they made it really hard to wake up.
@Newbie11 (197)
• United States
23 Mar 07
I have never used sleeping pills.I think they are harmful and addictive.I think they are not good for health.You must consult a doctor.I can tell you some natural remedies for sleep.Try some pranayamas ever day.Everynight before sleep have a glass of warm milk and add in it one tablespoon of honey.I think it will help you.
• United States
24 Mar 07
Thanks for your opinion and that may be true for some people, but when nothing else is working I feel like I have to take this course of action. I really don't think warm milk and honey would help both would just hurt my stomach.
• United States
23 Mar 07
I dont think sleeping pills are bad if taken as suggested. I have had problems falling asleep for the last month. I havent taken anything because I too was afraid of becoming addicted, ect.. You should try to do things like exercize during the day, get up early so you'll be more likely to fall asleep at a normal time, ect. I just tried Tylenol PM's new sleeping pill - it felt wonderful to sleep!
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• United States
24 Mar 07
Yeah I thought I would try exercise and getting up early but they don't help because I'm too tired to do either. Maybe after I can get sleep normally than I can use something other than pills.
@ganwn071 (1117)
• Singapore
3 Apr 07
I do not like to take sleeping pill, I do not have problem with sleeping and doze off within 1 minute after geting onto the bed. Recently, my doctor adviced me to take the sleeping pills to help me to relax my muscle as I had a viral infection, and I took one out of the twenty pill given, I have a tough day trying to stay awake and it was a "painful" day, I could not work at all and nearly fallen asleep while driving. I will not take any sleeping pill from now on.
@DanaMark (807)
• United States
4 Jul 07
At times when work was bothering me a lot, I have taken sleeping pills. I've tried an Equate sleeping pill, and Tylenol PM. I don't want to start depending on them, so I don't take them very often. I don't know if they are addictive or not. I haven't taken enough to find out.