Restoril Reviews

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Derek Peterson
By Derek Peterson
February 8, 2011

The power of prescription medication may be intimidating, but sometimes it is exactly what you need. There are natural sleep aids that are effective, but some are weak and take too much time to settle in your system. Restoril is a sleep aid prescribed by a doctor for short-term use to treat insomnia fast. Restoril should produce calming effects on the body, helping you fall asleep almost immediately and for a solid 7-8 hours. This capsule treats insomnia and helps those who have trouble falling asleep as well as those who have trouble staying asleep.

How does Restoril work?

Restoril is a prescription medication with the active ingredient temazepam. This capsule works by slowing the activity in your brain producing a calming effect that helps you fall asleep. After you take the pill, you should plan on going to bed and getting a full 7-8 hours of sleep. After 7-10 days of taking Restoril, you should see improvement in your sleep patterns. Doctors only prescribe Restoril for 7-10 days due to its effective nature and to avoid tolerance or dependence on the drug.

Should you use Restoril?

Restoril has what you need to treat insomnia, but it does come at a cost. Besides the doctor’s appointment and price, Restoril comes with potential risks. Minor side effects from Restoril include, but are not limited to dizziness, vomiting, nausea, rashes, hives, swelling, and hoarseness. More concerning side effects include anxiety, allergic reactions, abnormal thoughts and behavior such as depression or hallucinations.

With any sedative-hypnotic you run the risk of sleep activities; getting out of bed without complete coherence and doing an activity you will not remember, like sleep driving. These risks and side effects may deter you from trying to treat your insomnia, but a doctor’s recommendation is most important.

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