Sleeping medications are often considered by care recipients cr although potentially helpful sleeping medications can also be risky if not taken properly the following are tips to consider when taking sleeping medications

Try: Only have the cr take a sleeping pill when she can sleep for 7-8 hours the cr will feel drowsy if they cannot sleep enough carefully read the package insert for the medication any taking the medication should pay careful attention to the potential side effects never drink alcohol near the time when taking a sleeping pill alcohol can have bad interactions with medication never allow the cr to drive a car or operate machinery after taking a sleeping pill sleeping medication often impairs driving ability follow directions for the medication closely starting with a very small dose and increasing gradually according to the doctor’s schedule follow the doctor’s orders

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Keywords: Sleep sleeping problems

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