How Sleeping Pills Work
***My apologies for the loud music. This is an older video and I was really into background music when I made this. I’ve since learned my lesson for later videos. \n\nFor more on medication issues, check out my medication information playlist. https://goo.gl/e1xweX\n\nThere are few concepts I want you to know before we move on to talk about individual drugs. Here are the questions that will be answered in this video. \n\nHow long do sleeping pills take to kick in?\nHow does half-life affect the medication?\nWhat is the Tmax and why does it matter?\nWhat is GABA?\n\nGABA is an inhibitory brain chemical that slows down the brain. Think of GABA like spraying water on a raging fire. Benzodiazepines are antianxiety drugs that work through the GABA neurotransmitter to slow down the brain and relax you. Examples of benzos are Valium, Xanax and Klonopin to name a few.\n\nMost of the medications that are FDA-approved for treating insomnia fall into a class called BzRA benzodiazepine receptor agonists. \n\nReceptor agonist means the drug (agonist) activates a portion of a nerve cell in the brain (receptor), which triggers changes in the cell that affect one’s sleep. A BzRA is classified as any drug that binds to the benzodiazepine receptors in the brain whether they are benzodiazepines or not. \n\nWhy is this important? Because the non-benzodiazepine sleep aids hold certain advantages over the benzodiazepines that we will discuss shortly. \n\nAs of now, there are eight BzRA medications FDA approved for the treatment of insomnia. Five of these drugs are actual benzos, three aren’t. The three outliers— Ambien, Sonata, and Lunesta—are not benzodiazepines, even though they have similar effects on the brain.\n\nNext concept is peak plasma concentration. If you look up information on a drug, it will tell you the time it takes for the drug to reach it’s peak plasma concentration, which is the maximum amount of drug in your blood stream. This time is called Tmax. The Tmax is time that you experience the peak effect of the drug – side effects included. \n\nThe time it takes to reach peak concentration or Tmax relates to how fast the medication works. So ideally, sleeping pills should have a short Tmax. In the sleeping pill world, between 1-2 hrs is about average. \n\nThese are some of the terms I’ll be using when I discuss the medications in future videos on medication reviews. \n\nDisclaimer: All of the information on this channel is for educational purposes and not intended to be specific/personal medical advice from me to you. Watching the videos or getting answers to comments/question, does not establish a doctor-patient relationship. If you have your own doctor, perhaps these videos can help prepare you for your discussion with your doctor.\n\nI upload every Wednesday at 9am, and sometimes have extra videos in between. Subscribe to my channel so you don’t miss a video https://goo.gl/DFfT33
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all the bestMulowa Namate écrit: And what are the 5 benzodiazepines??MarcusAurelius écrit: Does this mean consuming Gaba as a supplement will do nothing?Lokesh Kumar écrit: When I was in high school, I didn't get any sleep and I had a strict schedule in my sports practice and my extra tuition classes. In college i can't sleep more than 5 hours sometimes even 3. Is this healthy?DARK KEEPER-YT écrit: How many sleeping pills will I take for me to die without feeling hurtACHENG GAMING 22 écrit: new update?GameX Art channel écrit: old recommendationsReborn TV écrit: Wake me up when 2020 ends. Stay safe and healthysajal d36T écrit: not sleeping and watching ironyVenturousMeow écrit: late night anyone?six guilherme écrit: anyone 2020?neatboss himself écrit: sureSakha Dwi Cahya écrit: okRobert Howarth écrit: I need to have medications in order to sleep at night. This terrible insomnia has troubled me for Nine months. I acquired this sleep strategy from a medical professional. In only 5 weeks of using this sleep plan, I acquired the very best sleep I never had. Those who have endured sleep problems for a while should try this. My sleeping has considerably improved!. Good luck, you will get the results, find it on Google. It calls Zoey Sυnodoz
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take careZahir David écrit: I’ve been deprived of a good rest from the time that I reached my adulthood. I am on day 7 of this sleeping treatment method and actually experience significantly better. I thought there’s no cure to this ailment I have got. I assumed acquiring Eight hours of rest is difficult to get. This treatment method is surely awesome. It shows various reasons along with a treatment solution for different cases of sleep problems. I`ve obtained lots of medication programs to pick from.. I got this guidebook on Google.. It calls Zoey Sυnodoz
take careLiv Creed écrit: I know this probably stupid but lately ever since the lockdown and stuff I seem to be up very late so I went to the chemist and got kalms but I'm so scared to take one Agu Khangembam écrit: Tracey
It seems like the sleeping pill has became a part of my life
I can't sleep without it nowH Mikey écrit: Sleeping pills don’t work on me. WhyHem Lock écrit: Hey, does anyone know something that gives you the 'high' feeling, but isn't really drugs? I'm in a extremely stressfull periodOliver Fernandes écrit: can sleeping pills be used to treat manic bipolar episodes?Charlice Walker écrit: I've been on Ambien for six months and trying to get off of it but doctors are telling me I'm not addicted. I can't sleep without it I've tried everything!!! What can I do to stop this???Phx. Ian écrit: I always get nightmares from sleeping pills.Rosamund T écrit: How many pills do I need to never wake up again?nq écrit: The music! Awful!nq écrit: TheRavvy Lei écrit: If someone is trying to wake you but you already took a pill, can you wake from it? Or if you fell from the bed, will you feel pain?mr Rotary écrit: I wached tis video wil on sleeping pilsGyb C écrit: Hello @drTracey I am currently on Paxil cr 12.5, Olanazepine 5mg and Clonazepam .5 mg. I still can`t sleep and use alcohol many many times. Is there anything stronger that can provide me good sleep. My insomnia is killing me. Please reply.Agnes Baldvinsdóttir écrit: I have adhd and this horrible music in you're video's over you speaking gave me anxiety, i wish ppl would stop doing that, specially doctors. We are trying to listen and learn from you, not here for the music.chupas écrit: who else is watching this at 6am?Hickory Lemur écrit: Can sleeping pills ruin your sleep pattern ?mr crab écrit: i want to give a big thanka to klonopin for helping me sleepRobert Howarth écrit: I`ve had mild insomnia for some time — getting up around Four am on many mornings. A couple of months ago, I started to acquire only 2 to four hrs sleep every night, leaving me in a worse condition of insomnia. By just testing this plan, I was able to know much more with regards to sleeping as well as discover the techniques to obtain a good sleep at night. . Good luck, you will get the results, find it on Google. It calls Zoey Sυnodoz
take careZahir David écrit: I had terrible insomnia for Nine months, the only way I can sleep at night was through medicines. I discovered this sleeping strategy from my medical doctor. In just Five weeks of employing this sleeping program, I got the best sleep I never had. Folks who have suffered with sleep problems for many years should also test this. My sleeping has significantly improved!. Good luck, you will get the results, get it on Google. Name is Zoey Sυnodoz
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take careLalala123 écrit: So I’m prescribed cymbalta for my anxiety / depression and it has worked wonders for me so far except for one issue … it has messed up my sleep cycles and I cannot for the life of me stay asleep at night. I’m considering asking my doctor about adding sleeping pills but I’m nervous. Does anyone else have experience with this? What did you do?Michael H écrit: For more than a decade already, sleep problems has been part of my entire life. However by the help of this sleep plan, I was able to get a good sleep every evening. I can right now sleep for 8 hours. The health of my sleeping habit has urged me to stop making use of the plan. My insomnia has finally vanished thanks to this program.. I got this guidebook on Google.. It calls Zoey Sυnodoz
take careMarsha Alison écrit: Lose the musicDaniela Lobos Pérez écrit: Dr. Tracey, I would love to have your opinion on which do you think are the best options (I think you suggest melatonin in another video), but specially what do you think about prescribing benzos as sleeping pills, knowing about the tolerance and benzodiazepine whitdraw. Don't you think it's like starting a vicious circle?Sara kaif123 écrit: Hi dear.. i have chronic insomnia. Can i know which pill is extremely sedating?20somethingsWorld écrit: Ever since I was young, every time I would sleep late (2am) and wake up late (2pm) I would have to pull an all nighter (stay up whole night and day) to fix it. Then I would just go sleep whenever that day an for the rest of the weeks I would fall asleep at that said time. My issue now is I can’t really do full all nighters anymore without falling asleep at 9am. I can’t seem to stay the whole day, only nights. So now I’m trapped and I sleep the days away. I would have to be active for 24 hours to not fall asleep. This leaves me feeling exhausted and depleted. When I was younger and I pulled an nighter, I had so much energy if not more. I was extra on the days I would not sleep, but now I can’t do it as well if not at all. I know I destroyed my health by doing this. It feels like ima faint half way through the day. Right now it’s 2pm for me and I’m trying to watch videos to get through this day. I’m really considering going to the doctor and asking about sleeping pills because I’m over staying up all night just to sleep properly the next night. But I’m afraid to even ask because I’m embarseed of what I’ve done to myself.
What started off as “never being able to fall asleep” at whatever time I desired. Is now destroying my life. My parents always used to cut off the wifi or hide electronics in my home. But now that I’m older (21) they really don’t give 0 fucks. But if I decide to buy “sleeping pills” they will go off on me like no tomorrow. Since I live under their roof I need to respect their decision. But I can’t even hold down a job to even successfully be out on my own because I can’t even sleeepppp. I’m very incompetent come to think of it. You know what Fck it I’m gonna go to the doctor on Monday, and I’m gonna tell her Thag I need melatonin & if she laughs in my face then I guess I’m destined to be a night owl. I mustn fight my destiny, but accept and embrace it.Wepato Patore écrit: Hi, Dr i was on Zoloft and Seroquel but I kelp getting bad anxiety and bad stuffy nose. I could not breed. Now my Dr. Puts me on latuda and zoloft. What u think?somdusazerate écrit: I love a long half life. I normally use ativan but I have klonopin too, whenever I need to force myself to sleep I take 20mg of klonopin and it's just great that you're totally relaxed through the morning. FIrst it feels a bit intimidating feeling that soft in the morning, but the beautiful thing is you're not impaired, just laid back and relaxed. Brain still works great, but I wouldn't want to run a marathon.zartaab 4 écrit: I am facing Anxiety and insomnia, having IBS for last 15 years . No medicine work prolonged. In morning I can't eat or drink anything , if I eat it vomit or pass out by motion. I even can't stand in morning. I am so upset. I have lost my job because I can't bear morning pains. I get hospitalize again and again due to loose motions which brings dehydration. My Doctor takes lots of blood test, urine test, and stool test and every test report is -v negative. I have lost 18 kg weight. Now I am 35 years old, unmarried, 5"1' is hight. No thyroid issues. Iam taking anti anxiety medication by a Psychiatrist. Medicines are;
Prothiadon 75 mg
Parazoliam 3 mg
Rizik 40 mg
Coloface 135 mg
Cestonil pluse syrup.
I am taking these medicines regularly since 2014.
But, now? I am getting depress more day by day. No medicine working now. I am tired . Please reply and suggest something,please please.Dam Son écrit: i want that tmax all day every day when it comes to my adderallGears of War écrit: You take so many you don't sleep they knock you out so your not really sleeping more like your getting K,O by Mike Tyson,Stewart Adkins écrit: Bring back the barbiturates like NembutalRobert K écrit: I experienced hopeless for two years. I believed that the sleep problems will be never be cured. I obtained this sleep treatment from the psychological behavioral therapist. It helped me discover more about sleep. And each night, I can now sleep normally. Sleeping on your bed is a lovely experience overnight. I discovered Google and found this guide on a website.. The name is Zoey Sυnodoz
take careJacob Singer écrit: Where can i find a doctor like her in Toronto?Marvin Antipolo écrit: Can you wake someone up after the person takes sleeping pills?Perry Westley écrit: For years I have this insomnia already where I rise four AM early in the early morning constantly. A few months ago, I started to get just two to four hrs sleep every night, leaving me in a worse condition of insomnia. This plan has aided me a lot in bettering my getting to sleep problem. This is apart from understanding the fundamentals of sleeping. I discovered Google and found this guidebook on a website.. Name is Zoey Sυnodoz
take careHacker 007 écrit: How can we reach you maam am from India I need a advice for that can you send your email or website update regarding this thanksAfroCentrikBeautii 823 écrit: Is it possible you can do a video on antipsychotics and mood stabilizers?Lucia Roda1375 écrit: Can an overdose of sleeping pills harm your kidneys and liver?Jamie 64 écrit: This was not what I was looking for. I was looking for a video to cancel out the pills. And then have less sleep. I am forced to take these pills and I'm sick of it already.VladKorotaev écrit: I had severe insomnia for two years and believed I was hopeless, yet making use of this sleeping solution, I`m sleeping normally again and also ENJOY sleeping. You shouldn`t neglect making use of this sleeping procedure or program. I find it far too great to be real in the beginning however ever since I tried using it, I started to be the product’s principal believer.. I discovered this tip on Google.. The name is Zoey Sυnodoz
take careRobert Howarth écrit: You can find this guide, a slumbering plan that actually works. I started out experiencing sleeping disorders at a young age. I have tried out loads of prescription drugs but none is effective not right until I uncovered relating to this program. I managed to get a better rest at this time that I had put into practice the program continually without fail. I researched this tip on Google.. It calls Zoey Sυnodoz
take carexrdreaminq écrit: Hello can you help me out plz? Well I can't sleep since school started I try falling asleep.. But it don't work I close my eyes for 40 minutes trying and trying but it don't work sometimes I can fall sleep but today and yesterday I couldn't could you help me out?Mateo Tolić écrit: Hi… Im 18 year old and i have horrible sleeping problems… do you thing those pills will help me? And will they be dangerous for my health?Mitzia Nymanasa écrit: I failed to take my sleep problems significantly in past days because it only occurs now and then. However about five years ago, my problem became worse. I can merely rest for Three hours in most nights and I simply cannot even rest through the entire night on most occasions. I applied this unique program “Yοyο Fawam” (Google it). I encountered the positive effect on the specific day I commenced utilizing it. Within just one week I had been sleeping 4-7 hrs every evening. My sleep gets even better daily.. .Callum Randone écrit: Hey Dr so qucik question here in England I take zopiclone which is exactly the same as your lunesta …. It works great everytine yet for some reasons benzos such as valium and clonazepam (klonapin) and Ativan don't work at all… I mean nothing… I took a box full and nothing why is that?chronicle humping écrit: My age 21 ..everyday i get 2pills , is it bad ?Frank Yousif écrit: She looks like the H&R block lady in the commercial froilan anthony écrit: which is far more better and safer to treat generalized anxiety disorder and panic attacks
ssri escitalopram antidepressants or anti anxiety benzodiazepines klonopin clonazepam?froilan anthony écrit: what are the side effects of
clonazepam?Johnny Chang écrit: My sleep is bad. I have Lunesta , Zoloft. I have a bad gag reflex swallowing pills. What do I do?Natahn Dolar écrit: Answer: THEY DONTKing 80s écrit: Thanksniks gee écrit: Oh you are an angel. I had done Google search all articles came up about risks and overdose. I have PTSD and haven't slept in weeks. All I wanted to know is what will happen when I take them as my doctor gave me them to help me sleep. Thank you for your work. Second time you helped me. 🙂VincePlaysGames écrit: How long will the sleeping pill will make me sleepTodd Metzger écrit: Is trazodone a benzo?Pavelli La Plug écrit: Amazing doctor wish I had you in CanadaRiversanOnGaming écrit: i cant sleep its like i forgot how to sleep.. Im just a kid and my mom doesent let me take sleeping pills so what do i do? also One time i had only like 30 minute sleep the whole night and school is coming soon! what do i do!! also i cry before bed because i cant sleep 🙁Hayley Alena écrit: I look forward to a review of different sleeping tablets! I’m in New Zealand and we don’t have a lot of the drugs you mentioned, basically everyone gets prescribed zopiclone.Az Abarca écrit: Hi Dr. It's me again viewing and learning with your channel. I was wondering if you have a video about common side effects of antidepressants and other drugs used in mental illnesses. Constipation and extrapiramidal movements are a great issue that concernes me, how should we handle those and any other common side effects according to your experience? Thank you!JustMai écrit: Another helpful and resourceful video (:
As a psychiatrist, do you know why Xanax is the most prescribed benzo for teens? I used to be on Temesta (french variety, not sure what it translates to), but it wasn't too effective. I was then put on Xanax which (I noticed) turned out to be the most common pill in the various "cocktails" used to treat anxiety and mood disorders.Henry Larson écrit: Hi Dr. Tracy. I have a question, and I thought you might be able to offer some advice. So last weekend I fell very hard and got a “moderate concussion without LOC”. I went to the ER because I had concussion symptoms and they sent me home just saying to take it slow for the next week or so, after they confirmed that I had a concussion. But one thing that has changed since ,y head injury is my sleep. I feel narcoleptic, like I literally just drop to sleep in the middle of a class, or start To doze off while waiting in line. Last night I slept 11 hours and that is SOOO NOT LIKE ME! I don’t know what to do, im going to ask my doctor, but Is this something you’ve ever heard of? It’s finals week in school and I feel like my brain is betraying me.Meh B écrit: How come my gabapentin makes me feel more energized and sometimes anxious if it’s making my brain slow down?Meh B écrit: Nice editing!Robin Hood écrit: I can't sleep without seroquel or klonopin.. seems that I have lost my natural ability to sleep. What should I do? Any tips?