I have been on trazodone 50mg for two weeks for sleep. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. Is this normal?
Taking trazodone for sleep and it’s not working all the time. Please help!?
Question posted by Mjlhersh on 15 June 2021
Last updated on 15 June 2021
I’ve taken trazodone 50-100mg and found it ineffective for my sleep or as you mentioned “sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t”. But I do like the sedative effects which helps fall asleep faster. You should try taking 100mg. I found that trazodone effects for sleep tend to reduce overtime for some users.
Do you take your trazodone with a meal before bedtime? Trazodone effects are increased with a meal. But someone had told me to take with couple crackers, yogurt or a hard boil egg and it works every time to fall asleep faster.
Try to avoid a heavy meal which may disrupt your sleep and you should go to bed immediately after you take the medication. Reduce blue lights such as: phones, TV and computers etc or the medication may not work.
- Trazodone uses and safety info
- Trazodone information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side effects of Trazodone (detailed)
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