Is Abilify usually dosed in the morning due to insomnia issues?
Question posted by tyvhuynh on 22 Aug 2016
Last updated on 28 April 2022 by HLS342
My insomnia is far worse since I started this med 3 days ago. I switched to mornings. I am not sure if it will help for it stays in your body for days. Literally I am up till 4am which is bad for I get up at 530am. I tried taking a xanax but it was of little help
I talk to my GP, and she said try taking the abilify at night. I been taking the abilify in the morning but i find myself sleepy in the morning. The reason of changing to night time. I'm looking to get a car and continue driving. So she said take at night as it will make you sleepy. Yesterday was first time taking at night, the whole day today I felt not good. Is this because my body and mind is getting use to me taking at night instead in the morning?
I started taking 2mg before bed about 2 weeks ago and the last few night I've been waking up at 3am wide awake. I will switch to morning vs to see if it helps. It's funny because I've been on Cipralex for 10 years and it's always been amazing to make me fall asleep and stay sleep.
I've been taking 2mg at night for for the last week. Every night since starting I haven't been able to fall asleep until 2-5am. I am trying mornings beginning now
I started taking Abilify 6 days ago, it keeps me up at night. Sometimes I can't even fall asleep. When I do, I'm up like every hour. I'm either going to take a half or start taking it in the morning.
I am in my 3rd week using abilify at night and have started waking up at 3 am regularly and can't return to sleep. Was warned of this so tomorrow will switch to morning doses and hopefully get some sleep at night like I should...
I have been taking Abilify for a little over a week now. It causes me drowsiness while at the same time energy. Yesterday I woke up at 2:30 a.m. and couldn't fall back asleep. Last night I woke up around 5:30. I'm thinking to switching to morning doses or decreasing my dose. I have struggled with insomnia in the past while taking antidepressants/antianxiety meds. I hope this drug works for me because it has seemed to calm my anxiety a lot. The only problem is that it doesn't allow me to sleep. I'm wondering if there is another mood stabilizer that is more sedating? I tried taking Seroquel for sleep, but it made me feel depressed.
I work nights. 8pm to 6am so I fall asleep about 730am and am up by 11 or 12 and I take it then. And about 2 hours later it'll make me sleepy,so I take a nap around 3pm and my naps are amazing. I feel so much more rested. So I'm thinking about taking it when I get off work at 6AM, cause by the time I'm ready to sleep it'll help me. Cause one of my issues is I can't sleep more then 3 hours. I stated taking it in the morning cause I loozed at it as a happy pill and thought well I need it while awake to help me to do things. I've only had 4 doses so far. But starting Friday morning I'm taking it at 6am.today I took it at 11am. So I'll be talking it 20 hours layer instead of 24 hours later. That will be ok right.. I've noticed a more positive thinking. But can't wait for full effects. To get out and about with my husband,start cleaning my house,less aniexty.
I've been taking mine, 10 mg, just before bed and have been falling asleep right away and sleeping about 8 hours without waking up
Abilify can in SOME people cause insomnia. Others it may cause drowsiness. I take it in the morning because of that very fact. I still have sleep disturbances occasionally. For me I would never take it at night. I hope this helps.
Hi, ty! I took mine at night because it made me slightly drowsy and I slept much better.
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