I'm having trouble staying asleep at night, cause unknown at present, my doctor has prescribed Diazepam amongst other things but I've been told that if I have sleep apnea, which the doctor did mention, then I shoudn't be given Diazepam. Is my doctor correct or should I question his choice?
14 Nov 2011
Hello Ceymore. Well yes and no. Diazepam (anti-anxiety) will sedate you, and make you feel more relaxed, but its not prescribed per say as a sleeping aid. Diazepam, is a benzodiazepine and there are several benzodiazepines that were created just to help you sleep. Restoril, Halcion and Dalmane to name a few. But taking it, diazepam will certainly help you to get to falling asleep. How deeply and long you sleep is dependent on the dose. Very best to you,
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