Didrex and Insomnia

Is there a connection between Didrex and insomnia? Although the exact percentage was not reported, people taking the drug have reported insomnia as a side effect. Improving sleep habits may help to cure insomnia. Some suggestions for better sleep include keeping a regular sleep-wake cycle, refraining from taking a nap after 3 p.m., and avoiding large meals within two hours of bedtime.

Didrex and Insomnia: An Introduction

Insomnia is a possible side effect of Didrex® (benzphetamine hydrochloride), although the exact percentage of people who develop this side effect has not been reported. Didrex can act as a stimulant. This is probably why Didrex can cause insomnia.

What Is Insomnia?

Insomnia is a very common problem and often involves the following symptoms:
  • Waking up often during the night and having trouble going back to sleep
  • Waking up too early in the morning
  • Sleep that is not refreshing or satisfying
  • Trouble falling asleep and staying asleep.

Didrex and Insomnia: Suggestions

In some cases, improving sleep habits can help cure insomnia. Some tips for better sleep include:
  • Refraining from exercise within two hours of bedtime. Exercising five or six hours before bedtime may help you sleep more soundly.
  • Avoiding large meals within two hours of bedtime.
  • Refraining from taking a nap later than 3 p.m.
  • Keeping a regular sleep-wake cycle. Try to go to bed and wake up at the same time every day.
  • Avoiding caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine in the four to six hours before bedtime.
  • Sleeping in a dark, quiet room at a comfortable temperature.
  • Doing a quiet activity somewhere else if you can't fall asleep within 20 minutes, and returning to bed when you're sleepy.
  • Winding down in the 30 minutes before bedtime with a relaxing pre-sleep ritual such as a warm bath, soft music, or reading.
(Click Good Sleep Habits for more suggestions.)
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