Why do people develop a sleeping pill addiction? Although people successfully treat short-term insomnia with sleeping pills, many develop a dependency on them. Between 2006 and 2011 there were approximately 38 million people prescribed to Ambien, a common sleeping pill. The numbers are not in their favour.
The ease of accessibility, and the praise from medical professionals the world over, it is no wonder that so many people fall prey to sleeping pills.
There are many people who believe you cannot get addicted to sleeping pills, and in some cases, people have claimed their doctor gave them such information. No matter where the information came from the outcome is the same. People will find they are unable to sleep without them and will be continuously increasing their dose to help them fall asleep.
Many individuals do not realise they are addicted – until they stop taking the medication. Withdrawal symptoms follow and that is the telltale sign of an addiction.
Other signs that sleeping pill use has gotten out of control include:
A sleeping pill addiction begins when they up their doses without the guidance of a professional.
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