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Re: Ambien or Ativan?

Posted by Bela on August 27, 2004, at 9:33:25

In reply to Re: Ambien or Ativan?, posted by Bill LL on August 25, 2004, at 9:05:53

> Non-prescription remedies include Tylenol PM, melatonin, valerian, and ashwaghanda.
> I know that when people discontinue Ambien, they have a hard time sleeping. But on the other hand, they also had a hard time sleeping just prior to starting Ambien. So it's hard to tell if it's "addictive". I think that it is technically non-addictive.
> If Ambien is working for you and you find that nothing else works, keep taking it. It's suppose to be safe even for long term users. And its far better than going sleep deprived.
> > I am a middle-of-the-night insomniac and addicted to Ambien. I would like to break the habit and get back to sleep naturally. Suggestions?
> >
> > Please direct me to a more relevant thread if this is not the appropriate one.

> Thanks for your great advice. Actually, I have tried every non-prescription sleep aid known to man to return to sleep at 3 a.m. and none do a thing for me---valerian, melatonin, Tylenol PM, etc. I agree that I may be stuck with Ambien for life and it is DEFINITELY better than sleep deprivation, as you say, but I am still curious as to whether anyone has discovered any behavioral mechanisms for returning to sleep after awakening at 3 a.m. Thanks....




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