Side Effects of Sleeping Pills You Must Know

In today’s fast and modern lifestyle, lack of sleeping or insomnia is a worldwide disease. It is surprising as well as horrible that almost 50% of people between 40 years to 60 years of age are facing unnatural sleeping habits. People are using sleeping pills to get rid of sleep disorder without proper prescription or sometimes take overdose without even consulting a doctor. Though it is not a hidden fact that there are some side effects of sleeping pills still it is now a fad to have sleeping pills at night for sound sleep.

side effects of sleeping pills

Let’s have a look at some side effects of sleeping pills that are commonly observed among people who prefer to take the help of such pills to complete their sleep.

Side Effects of Sleeping Pills:

Sleeping pills work as a sedative and give at the time relief from sleep lacking. But there are numerous side effects that people tend to ignore. Some of the common side effects are:

  • Drowsiness
  • Tingling effects in various parts of the body especially hands, arms, legs, and other muscles.
  • Sometimes burning effects on the muscular part of the body or shaking uncontrollably
  • Daydreaming or mental weakness.
  • Gas, constipation, diarrhea or other stomach problems including stomach pain
  • Weakness, headache or feeling dry

ill effects of sleeping pills on health

Final Thoughts:

Sometimes taking sleeping pills without a proper diagnosis can be fatal. Especially people having a lung problem or Asthma are advised to avoid sleeping pills as side effects can be dangerous. Pregnant women, people having obesity, Arthritis, Heartburn, COPD, and chronic pain are more likely to feel sleep disorder. Daily exercise, a balanced diet, and a disciplined & proper lifestyle are some keys to conquer the lack of sleep without consuming sleeping pills.

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Rohit Kishore

Rohit is an Engineering Graduate working full-time as an Internet Marketing Consultant for his own small IT firm. While working as a digital marketing professional, he got opportunities to polish his content writing skills and blogging became his passion.His habit of reading articles on health & wellness niche along with his passion to write blogs gave birth to Wellness Rediscover.

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7 Responses

  1. Maple G. says:

    Though I am taking sleeping pills to treat anxiety, I am taking it every night. IS it bad for my health?

  2. China Jais says:

    You are right. I also agree that Sleeping pills will always have side effects

  3. Raman Shrivastav says:

    Taking sleeping pills for better sleep is not a good idea. Those people who didnot sleep after closing their eyes for long time they think sleeping pills are the best option to get that sleep instantly. But it’s bad for health.

  4. Health Freak Robbin says:

    I was regularly taking sleeping pills a few years ago. I started facing many health problems, and then I started reading about the side effects of these sleeping pills. I am thankful to you for this wonderful post. I will definitely share this with my friends.

  5. Red Pitter the Foodie says:

    Sleep is the best way to take rest from all day tiredness. But to get a better sleep, many of us are taking Sleeping pills without any doctor consultancy which is bad. Taking sleeping pills are hazardous for health and their are various side effects of sleeping pills that many of us do not know.

  6. Tommy the Healthy one says:

    Today life is so fast that no one has patience to wait for anything. Everyone want’s to get anything instantly. Due to this habit most of us use Sleeping pills to get instant sleep. But no one knows the side effects of sleeping pills which is hazardous.

  7. Jack Roner says:

    I am the one who always takes sleeping pills to get better sleep but i have never feeled any such side effects you have mentioned here. I have faced some of the points like gas, weakness, constipation. How can i believe that i am facing these problems due to taking sleeping pills?

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