Xanax Reviews

Xanax Sleep Medication

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Xanax is the brand name for a generic sleep aid called alprazolam. This is a drug in the benzodiazepines group of medicines that is available only through a prescription. It is most frequently prescribed to help to rebalance the chemicals in the brain so that anxiety can become more manageable, but it is also often given to people who need help with their sleep. Sleep disorders are not uncommon among individuals suffering from anxiety or depression, and the use of a drug such as Xanax can help the patient to relax so that it becomes easier to fall asleep and stay sleeping.

Xanax is generally prescribed by physicians in order to help patients with their high levels of anxiety over the short-term. This mild sedative also helps them to achieve the sleep that they need throughout this time, which can also be effective in lowering anxiety levels.

Unlike many other types of anti-anxiety medications, Xanax can help to induce sleep in an individual from the first time that it is used. It is effective enough to assist an individual who has been suffering with insomnia even if he or she has already tried other forms of psychological and physical therapies and remains sleepless.

That said, as effective as Xanax may be over the short-term, it is not designed for prolonged use. This drug, if used over time, can be habit forming and can lead to an addiction. If the drug is used consistently over a period of several weeks, the result can be tolerance issues and unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. However, if the drug is needed only over a shorter period of time, then this may be a good choice for helping to keep things calm so that better rest can be achieved. The key is to speak with a doctor about the actual use of the drug, so that it can be taken properly and only over an appropriate amount of time.

It is important to note that Xanax does not actually cure the issue that is causing the insomnia, such as anxiety. Instead, it provides a temporary solution that allows the patient to relax and fall asleep. If insomnia is an ongoing problem, it is important that the patient seek additional therapies in order to overcome the cause, since the insomnia will only return with the cessation of the drug, if the problem itself has not yet been resolved.

4 comments to Xanax Reviews

  • Stev_Hallaway

    I have been taking xanax for my anxiety but my doctor won’t prescribe it to me anymore so I am looking for another alternative. I am wondering if there is anything out there that is similar that I can buy online?

  • carol

    My Dr. has recently prescripted Ativan and it has been a life changer after xanax would not work. Sorry-prescription only that I know of.

  • Diane Brown

    I was diagnosed with STAGE 1V HODGINS LYMPHOMA IN OCT 2006. I tried Restoril. Lunesta, Ambien, Ativan, and Xanax the only SLEEP AID THAT I ONLY TOOK ONCE A DAY AT BEDTIME WAS XANAX. works well asleep in about 15 minutes no nightmares no waking up. I tried RESTORIL NO EFFECT, LUNESTA NO EFFECT, ATIVAN(CRASHED MY CAR TN THE MORNING) TOO STRONG.
    I have been to 3 doctors in 6 months they ALL REFUSE TO PRESCRIBE ME ANY MORE XANAX “ITS ADDICTIVE AND WE NEED TO WEEN YOU OFF OF THE DRUG” SAY WHAT??!! I HAVE TAKEN THIS ON AND OFF SINCE 2006 AND NOW ALL THE DOCS ARE REFUSING TO PRESCRIBE IT!! GAVE ME 5 PILLS PAID THE SAME PRICE AS 30 PILLS. I live in San Diego and am thinking I need to make a trip to Mexico!! The problem is I tried that BEFORE VERY SCARY PEOPLE DOWN THERE YOU MEET SOMEONE IN AN ALLEY AND GIVE HIM 50 BUCKS HE GIVES U A PRESCRITION YOU GET TO THE PHARMACIA AND THE PHARMACIST SAYS “THIS IS NOT A VALID PRESCRIPTION BUT YOU CAN PAY ME $200 FOR A PRESCRIPTION IN ADDITION TO THE COST OF THE PILLS” they wanted $3 a pill didn’t go for it GUESS I WILL BE TOSSING AND TURNING WITHOUT MY XANAX!!

  • Rita E. Harrison

    Tooka 1/2 Xanax last nite to get some sleep because I have
    Carpal Tunnel with excruniated pan in hands an fingers. Am scheduled for surgery on 08/03/2016.-
    Woke with muscle pain all over my body, like a truck ran over me. Could hardly get out of my bed.
    What happened ?

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