I usually take 2 Seroquel 37.5mg at night and feel so sluggish and tired the next day. I end up sleeping late in the day. Should I take one at night for sleep?
I'd imagine you would feel even more sluggish if you were to take your dose in the morning. Seroquel is usually prescribed to take at night time as to avoid experiencing side effects along with helping for sleep. I myself take an extra 25mg of seroquel during the day if I need it but only if i don't have any plans to do anything as I do feel very drowsy. It may be worth a shot just to see how you fair personally, if you find it easier to wake up and get out of bed in the mornings and you don't find it to difficult to function on this med then try it, but I would'nt make too many plans, take it it easy, and take care. Good luck and happy new year !
Hi, Nyomi! Don't use Seroquel as a sleep aid. If that's why you're taking it ask your doctor about a script for a sleep medication. Seroquel is for severe psychiatric disorders.
Best wishes, WCV
Hi, sorry if i'm being really opinionated, but i do agree with WildcatVet. To answer your question initially, Seroquel should really only be taken at night. It is above all else an antipsychotic, used to treat Schizophrenia, Bipolar, BPD, etc... it is sometimes used at low doses to aid sleep, but it is a very strong medication to be used for this reason. There are many other options to treat insomnia long term. It may be worth having a discussion with your doctor? Amitriptyline is one which i took successfully for several years.
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