How To Get A Natural Sleep? My Doctor Prescribed Lorazepam Tab 2 Will It Work ?

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My doctor says that this drug will give almost natural sleep but I will become an addict and may require higher dosage in the long run. Can I have a different solution? I may not be able to do a lot of physical exercises, I have no other health problem except hypertension(blood pressure) which is under control by a different medicine . My stress level is just normal.

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8 Responses to “How To Get A Natural Sleep? My Doctor Prescribed Lorazepam Tab 2 Will It Work ?”

  1. Shannon T says:

    hello there! I am actually a mild insomniac. Sometimes I have no problem going to sleep and other times I will stay awake for two days straight. I cut this article out with some great tips. The one that works best for me is going to bed at the same time and waking up at the same time. If I got to sleep late, I will NOT sleep in. I will be tired all the next day but it will help me get back on schedule. I also noticed I sleep better on nights that I exercise during the day.
    Do not nap during the day. If you are having trouble sleeping at night, try not to nap during the day because you will throw off your body clock and make it even more difficult to sleep at night. If you are feeling especially tired, and feel as if you absolutely must nap, be sure to sleep for less than 30 minutes, early in the day.
    Limit caffeine and alcohol. Avoid drinking caffeinated or alcoholic beverages for several hours before bedtime. Although alcohol may initially act as a sedative, it can interrupt normal sleep patterns.
    Don’t smoke. Nicotine is a stimulant and can make it difficult to fall asleep and stay asleep. Many over-the-counter and prescription drugs disrupt sleep.
    Expose yourself to bright light/sunlight soon after awakening. This will help to regulate your body’s natural biological clock. Likewise, try to keep your bedroom dark while you are sleeping so that the light will not interfere with your rest.
    Exercise early in the day. Twenty to thirty minutes of exercise every day can help you sleep, but be sure to exercise in the morning or afternoon. Exercise stimulates the body and aerobic activity before bedtime may make falling asleep more difficult.
    Check your iron level. Iron deficient women tend to have more problems sleeping so if your blood is iron poor, a supplement might help your health and your ability to sleep.
    Tips for a better sleep environment
    Make sure your bed is large enough and comfortable. If you are disturbed by a restless bedmate, switch to a queen- or king-size bed. Test different types of mattresses. Try therapeutic shaped foam pillows that cradle your neck or extra pillows that help you sleep on your side. Get comfortable cotton sheets.
    Make your bedroom primarily a place for sleeping. It is not a good idea to use your bed for paying bills, doing work, etc. Help your body recognize that this is a place for rest or intimacy.
    Keep your bedroom peaceful and comfortable. Make sure your room is well ventilated and the temperature consistent. And try to keep it quiet. You could use a fan or a “white noise” machine to help block outside noises.
    Hide your clock. A big, illuminated digital clock may cause you to focus on the time and make you feel stressed and anxious. Place your clock so you can’t see the time when you are in bed.
    Tips for a better pre-sleep ritual
    Keep a regular schedule. Try to go to bed and wake up at the same time everyday, even on the weekends. Keeping a regular schedule will help your body expect sleep at the same time each day. Don’t oversleep to make up for a poor night’s sleep – doing that for even a couple of days can reset your body clock and make it hard for you to get to sleep at night.
    Incorporate bedtime rituals. Listening to soft music, sipping a cup of herbal tea, etc., cues your body that it’s time to slow down and begin to prepare for sleep.
    Relax for a while before going to bed. Spending quiet time can make falling asleep easier. This may include meditation, relaxation and/or breathing exercises, or taking a warm bath. Try listening to recorded relaxation or guided imagery programs.
    Don’t eat a large, heavy meal before bed. This can cause indigestion and interfere with your normal sleep cycle. Drinking too much fluid before bed can cause you to get up to urinate. Try to eat your dinner at least two hours before bedtime.
    Bedtime snacks can help. An amino acid called tryptophan, found in milk, turkey, and peanuts, helps the brain produce serotonin, a chemical that helps you relax. Try drinking warm milk or eat a slice of toast with peanut butter or a bowl of cereal before bedtime. Plus, the warmth may temporarily increase your body temperature and the subsequent drop may hasten sleep.
    Jot down all of your concerns and worries. Anxiety excites the nervous system, so your brain sends messages to the adrenal glands, making you more alert. Write down your worries and possible solutions before you go to bed, so you don’t need to ruminate in the middle of the night. A journal or “to do” list may be very helpful in letting you put away these concerns until the next day when you are fresh.
    Go to sleep when you are sleepy. When you feel tired, go to bed.
    Avoid “over-the-counter” sleep aids, and make sure that your prescribed medications do not cause insomnia. There is little evidence that supplements and other over-the-counter “sleep aids” are effective. In some cases, there are safety concerns. Antihistamine sleep aids, in particular, have a long duration of action and can cause daytime drowsiness. Always talk to your doctor or healthcare practitioner about your concerns!
    Tips for getting back to sleep
    Do visualization. Focus all your attention on your toes or visualize walking down an endless stairwell. Thinking about repetitive or mindless things will help your brain to shut down and adjust to sleep.
    Get out of bed if unable to sleep. Don’t lie in bed awake. Go into another room and do something relaxing until you feel sleepy. Worrying about falling asleep actually keeps many people awake.
    Don’t do anything stimulating. Don’t read anything job related or watch a stimulating TV program (commercials and news shows tend to be alerting). Don’t expose yourself to bright light. The light gives cues to your brain that it is time to wake up.
    Get up and eat some turkey. Turkey contains tryptophan, a major building block for making serotonin, a neurotransmitter, which sends messages between nerve cells and causes feelings of sleepiness. Note that L-tryptophan doesn’t act on the brain unless you eat it on an empty stomach with no protein present, so keep some turkey in the refrigerator for 3am.
    Consider changing your bedtime. If you are experiencing sleeplessness or insomnia consistently, think about going to bed later so that the time you spend in bed is spent sleeping. If you are only getting five hours of sleep at night, figure out what time you need to get up and subtract five hours (for example, if you want to get up at 6:00 am, go to bed at 1:00 am). This may seem counterproductive and, at first, you may be depriving yourself of some sleep, but it can help train your body to sleep consistently while in bed. When you are spending all of your time in bed sleeping, you can gradually sleep more, by adding 15 minutes at a time.

  2. mark f says:

    prescription sleep aids stop REM stage sleep so lorazepam will NOT give you a natural sleep. It will be an UNNATURAL sleep. The longer you stay on it the worse your sleep will be. I strongly warn you against taking any of these prescription sleep aids. They will cause very bad health effects both physical and mental on down the road. I recommend that you read this You should look into the cause of your insomnia. I wonder if you are taking beta blockers which can cause insomnia. Atenolol doesn’t penetrate the blood brain barrier very well so insomnia is not usually a side effect of that drug but sometimes it is but some of the other beta blockers such as propranolol can cause insomnia often. You should look for the CAUSE of your insomnia before seeking out the SOLUTION. You should look into drugs/medications which may be causing your insomnia either as adverse effects or perhaps a withdrawal reaction if you have recently stopped a particular medication.
    Excessive alcohol can disrupt sleep both under the influence of but also withdrawal from.
    As people age they sleep less and their body requires less sleep as well.
    Try some horlicks which is an over the counter milky type drink. Ask your pharmacist. You may call it something different where ever you live.

  3. amembal4 says:

    Try meditation and yoga. It helps.
    Apply crescent magnets of low power about 250 gauss on the forehead, and eyes for about 15 mins before you go to bed, lying down. Massage the scalp and the forehead with lukewarm coconut oil.
    Avoid heavy foods, oily, fatty and junk foods. Eat less before you go to bed. Drink plenty of water.

  4. bastian9 says:

    check your side effects for the blood pressure medication to see if it lists insomnia if so you may want to just change blood pressure medications. lorazepam is a benzodiazepine and it works a bit as a hypnotic and just makes you drowsy and ready to fall asleep. Rozarem is a good choice to allow your body to get back to it’s regular sleep cycle and is not addictive. you may also want to look at natural medecin such as taking 5-htp (which helps regulate serotonin which in turn helps with melatonin the sleep hormone) and you know grandmothers remedy of a warm milk well that activates the tryptophane in the milk which is basically 5-htp. Develop a routine for sleep hygene and stick to it. go to bed at the same time each night and perhaps take a nice bath and crawl into bed and read a book that isn’t stimulating. otherwise if you read an action book for instance you mind might race and race and race and race.

  5. Just wondering says:

    hypertension is most likely the reason why you are not sleeping. The meds allow your body to relax and stop stressing to allow you to fall asleep. Hypertension and anxiety is “all in your head” if you can find a way to relax and let go of your stresses while trying to sleep then perhaps you won’t need meds to make you sleep. Many people recomend meditation and calming music. find a way to clear your mind. good luck

  6. shoby_sh says:

    Why do you need it to help you sleep?
    If you can’t sleep, there must be some sort of problem, in which case it’s probably a good idea to follow your doctor’s advice.
    I have found the best medicine for a good night’s sleep is cannabis, but this is illegal, and also addictive.

  7. caffsans says:

    you should only use lorazepam as a last resort for sleeping
    i take the odd time but i don’t overdo it =it is very addicting
    try not to take it too often as the withdrawel symtoms are yucky=try reading ,taking a bath before bedtime,drinking warm milk=they do help=good luck

  8. shawna says:

    Try melatonin. It helps to induce natural sleep patterns. You can find it at the local drugstore by the vitamins.

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