Hello Jill M. Yes, its normal. Trazodone is first and foremost an antidepressant. Its perscribed off label as a sleeping aid. It will likely take you several days time or possibly longer (not unusual) before you feel it helping you to getting a solid nights sleep. Regards, pledge
I take Trazodone for sleep and it works great! I was first given 50mgs 1x day before bedtime. Nothing. My dr. uped thr doseage to (eventually) 150 mgs x1/day before bedtime and now I'm out within a hour. I say thiis because I turn my radio on sleep mode and I have yet heard it turn off by itself.. BTY: I'm 6'4", 265lbs so that may explain the large dose.,
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