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Sorry, folks, but as I have to rush to Durban for an emergency, this forum was supposed to have been closed from Noon Monday, and has only been left open by mistake. So it will be extremely difficult for me to respond to all questions before Friday.
Of course, a soothing cat can also be a useful sleep aid. She;s switched from being someone who woke me in the night and very early morning, to someone who lies on me and grumbles if I get up too soon.
You need to discuss this ( the meds, not the cat ) with your shrink, as some antidepressants can stir up nightmares and disturbed sleep, and some don't ; it seems in my experience a very individual thing. The Molipaxin may be more likely to do this than the Aropax. Aterax is very sedative --- after one of those I could sleep for days. I would consider it a sleeping pill, and more likely to cause hangover effects and dependency tha Stilnox and its like.
The only snag is the the modern sleeping meds like Stilnox are designed to help you get to sleep, and to wear off well before morning It might still work to take them at 3 am, and still not be groggy by morning ( certainly more likely than if you too Aterac after midnight ).
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