Wednesday, April 23, 2014




When you couldn’t sleep for a few nights, you took a sleeping pill. After only a couple of weeks, you found you couldn’t get to sleep without them.

Sleeping pills can be as addictive as alcohol and produce unpleasant withdrawal symptoms if stopped quickly. It is possible to develop a tolerance to sleeping pills in as little time as two weeks.

  • Be aware that if you have been taking sleeping pills nightly for more than two weeks, you may be misusing them.
  • If you need higher and higher doses to fall asleep, you could be developing a tolerance.
  • Avoid increasing the dosage without consulting your doctor.
  • Find some alternatives to combat insomnia, such those listed under Insomnia.