Xanax help anyone sleep

Discussion in 'Midnight Owl' started by Cybrsk8r, Feb 2, 2010.

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  1. Cybrsk8r

    Cybrsk8r Well-Known Member

    Ever since we found out the company's been lying to us, I've struggled to get any sleep. Ambien knocks me out, but only for a few hours, I usually wake up between 3 and 4am and then lie there. Random thoughts flood my mind. Would Xanax help?
  2. Datura

    Datura Well-Known Member

    More than likely yes. However it is not meant to be used for prolonged periods.
  3. Cybrsk8r

    Cybrsk8r Well-Known Member

    My doc is giving me clonazepam. We'll see.
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  4. Bambi

    Bambi Well-Known Member

    that should have a longer lasting effect

    I had the same deal with ambien so whould just stick a xanax under my tongue when I woke up in the middle of the night and it helped me get another 3 hours sleep.

    Is this a common sleeping pattern for you? I only get the wake up in the middle of the night insomnia type when my depression is going towards an agitated depression phase..they used to think it was a mania phase but? anyhow just wondering if sometimes you are able to sleep through the night like me and sometimes not

    good luck with it all you could also take a benedryl with your ambien
  5. Cybrsk8r

    Cybrsk8r Well-Known Member

    Yea, for the last week the pattern has been to take an Ambien around 9-10pm. I'm good until I wake up sometime around 3am and then I just lie there awake. If it snows this weekend I'll spend the whole time in bed and when I wake up, I'll take another.
  6. Cybrsk8r

    Cybrsk8r Well-Known Member

    Last night was a little better. I stress "little". I took an Ambien when I got home and then two clonazepam around 9:30. Don't know what time I fell asleep, but I stayed asleep until close to 5am. Hoping I can get a good amount of sleep this weekend. when I wake up, I'll take another pill to know me out again.
  7. Cybrsk8r

    Cybrsk8r Well-Known Member

    The clonazepam seems to make me sleep pretty good, but it also makes me tired the next day. I took some last night and I'm still feeling wrung out at 3 pm. Spent most of the weekend indoors because of the snow. Might blow off work tomorrow using the road conditions as an excuse.
  8. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Member Safety & Support SF Supporter

    I used to take xanax. Never wanted to sleep after taking it though because I felt so relaxed,didn't want to waste the good feeling sleeping:laugh: As someone mentioned already though.. they're not for prolonged use.

    Glad the clonazepam is helping :)
  9. red ribbons

    red ribbons Well-Known Member

    Xanax works for me.
  10. Finance

    Finance Well-Known Member

    Xanax really is the business, when it comes to calming down and then falling asleep.

    I've been on it for over 15 years and it works.
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