How To Stop Taking Sleeping Pills?

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I took sleeping pills for two months, then yesterday I stopped taking sleeping pills because I didn’t want to continue taking sleeping pills. Yesterday when I stopped taking sleeping pills, I had difficulty breathing when I was sleeping, my throat hurt, could this condition be cured? Please info, I’m confused, I want to stop taking sleeping pills, but why did it make it hard to breathe yesterday yesterday …

1 Answer:

Hello Angelin, Thank you for the question.


What sleeping pills do you use? Do you use this medicine as prescribed by the doctor? Has this symptom only occurred once or has it happened several times? Do you also feel other complaints such as chest pain, heartburn, palpitations, excessive sweating, nausea, vomiting, or other complaints?


In general, sleeping pills are medicines that are used to help someone overcome insomnia so that they have a better quality of sleep. There are several classes of drugs that can be used to treat sleep problems including sedative drugs that can cause drug dependence. Therefore, the use of drugs to overcome sleep problems must be in accordance with the doctor's recommendations. This drug is also usually not used for a long time except in certain cases. Due to limited information regarding the drugs you are taking, sorry I cannot provide the right information. Your complaint may be caused by withdrawal symptoms. However, this complaint may also not be related to stopping drug consumption. Other medical conditions that can cause this complaint are sinusitis, stomach acid disease, anxiety disorders, and others.


You should consult with a doctor directly. Doctors need more information about the drugs you are taking as well as other complaints that you feel and then examine you. After knowing the cause, the doctor will provide further treatment for you. In the future, make sure you take the medicine as directed by your doctor.


It is recommended that you do the following tips:

Avoid using the bedroom for activities other than sleep
create an atmosphere of the bedroom that supports sleep
do breathing relaxation techniques or meditation before going to sleep
sleep with a pillow rather high
Avoid consuming spicy and oily foods
Avoid consumption of caffeinated, fizzy, and alcoholic drinks
it's best to have dinner last 4 hours before going to bed
manage stress well
I hope this helps.

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