Sleep Disorders

Question
Posted by: | 2018/01/02

Q.

Getting off sleeping tablets

I have been on sleeping tablets for many years, rotating them every few months as they stop working after a while. For the the 2 years I've only used Dormonoct and Zopivane (rotate every few months when they stop working). I really want to stop using them, but I don't know how. I get anxious about not being able to sleep if I don't take them (or even if I try take half) and get so worked up that I end up not sleeping at all. I try read to fall asleep and will read through the whole night. I try get into routines and wind down slowly with no screen time, but I get to bed and although I might eventually fall asleep, it's very restless. I do suffer from anxiety and depression too. I've also tried less toxic tablets such as phenergen and other herbal things, but with little success. What else can I do?

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