Meds & Supplements, Mental Health, Treatment

Sleeping Pills & Alcohol

Drugs come with so many warnings missing some is easy. The interaction of sleeping pills like Ambien and Sonata and alcohol is one to be aware of. It can increase the side effects of the drugs significantly — and is potentially fatal. Alcohol is also a common cause of insomnia.

  • Severe depression
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Memory blackout
  • Lack of coordination
  • Speech problems
  • Drowsiness

Most alarming is that of severe depression, which many people with headache disorders and chronic illness already deal with. Not to mention the dangers of combining alcohol and antidepressants.

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