Saturday, February 18, 2012

Dealing With Insomnia Naturally – Deadly Side Effects Of Sleeping Pills... by Peter Kirwan

Sleeping pills, like all other drugs known to man, have known side effects, some of them potentially life-threatening, that very often act as another contributing factor toward the misery of insomnia - this along with other known causes such as stress, lack of a healthy exercise routine, depression, a poor bedtime routine, a poor diet and the need to re-train your brain.

Addiction is just one of the potentially deadly side effects, so as a further aid to dealing with insomnia naturally, without the use of potential poisons, it's important you know what you may suffer when ingesting sleeping pills.


Parasomnias include sleep-walking, sleep-sex, sleep phone-calling and even sleep-driving - all considered humerous at times, but potentially very dangerous.

A parasomnia is an action over which you have absolutely no control. You are in fact, in a deep forced sleep after consuming a sleeping pill. You simply have no clue as to the danger into which you could be placing yourself - and others!

Some Dangerous Allergic Reactions

Anaphylaxis – a very dangerous allergic reaction. Dizziness, swelling of the tongue, low blood pressure and blue skin with loss of consciousness are some the symptoms. Fast medical assistance will be needed.

Angioedema – Severe facial swellings that will need fast medical assistance.

Breathing difficulties

Swallowing difficulties

Shortness of breath


Accelerated heartbeat

Chest Pains

Swelling of the throat, cheeks, eyes or lips

Rashes and hives

Another associated behavior that's often forgotten or just plain ignored, is the mixing of alcohol and sleeping pills. Just don't do it - it's very dangerous and is responsible for many fatalities! Simply explained, the sedating effect of the sleeping pill is increased.

So in summary, the need to re-train your brain and your way of thinking, along with a knowledge of what you’re possibly in for regarding the use of sleeping pills, is a critical part of ensuring you rid yourself of the misery of insomnia.