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Originally posted by ANNED
What the study does not tell you is that the risk of death from car accidents. industrial accidents and health problems from chronic insomnia are likely as high or higher then from the sleeping pills.
I know because i suffer from chronic insomnia from the fibromyalgia and autoimmune disorders i have.
and if i have to work i would be a danger.
Lucky i am on disability and no longer work for both me and everyone else.
Where just about everyone else has a 24 hour wake sleep cycle i am permanently on a 35 hour day.
When disease messes with your neurochemistry it can do strange things
Originally posted by IntegratedInstigator
dang i use them almost daily, well at least a few times a week exactly for nights like tonight, its 430am and im still not sleeping. I get the OTC 'unisom' which I suppose fall under the category of drowsiness antihistamine type. The alarming thing is that sometimes one doesnt work so I take two. I'll have to either rethink my nightly routine or eliminate coffee and caffeine from my morning routine . I read somewhere that caffeine has a half-life of 5-6 hours inside the body, so that mid-day pick me up can still be in your system after dinner, but Ill have to double check that figure. EDIT Source of claim
Then again it seems like everything will kill you these days, so I may as well just keep doing what I do, right?
Interesting article though, thanks for the postedit on 28-2-2012 by IntegratedInstigator because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by happyhomemaker29
reply to post by TruthxIsxInxThexMist
Unfortunately I HAVE to take sleeping pills. I don't want to. I'd love to fall asleep naturally but sadly I cannot. I don't have Level-4 R.E.M sleep so even if I sleep 20 hours, it will still feel like an hour or two. Sometimes I'll stay awake for days before I was prescribed the pills. Originally, years ago, I went to my doctor for help and I got a snobby, "I don't prescribe narcotics for arthritis." I tried telling him I don't want narcotics, I want you to find out what's wrong with me and why I can't sleep. I ended up switching doctors, who did a sleep study. Between restless leg syndrome, sleep apnea, and the Level-4 R.E.M. sleep I don't get, they found out WHY I was up all night long for years and years prior and that it got worse to the point of instead of being a night owl, I wasn't sleeping period. I now take over the counter sleep aids and melatonin. I highly recommend melatonin, but be warned, a side effect is can be some very vivid nightmares.
Originally posted by MrAndy
Sure is sad how we all seem to need something to keep us awake and active during the day while also needing something to relax and sedate us at night so that we can sleep. Might there come a day where we need a pill for every human function?
Originally posted by MysterX
reply to post by robhines
Are you saying that it's less of a concern that sleeping pills and similar drugs may be contributing to people dying, because...they're older people?
That's how it reads.