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Stress, Insomnia and How Xanax Can Help

Posted by Sally Norton on Nov 2, 2018 8:50:00 AM

Insomnia is one of the worst stress-induced conditions you can experience. Not being able to sleep after a hard-days-work can cause a plethora of issues. Is your job, family, or relationship related stuff causing you such stress that it affects your sleep?  Although insomnia is not caused only by stress, it is most often the main cause.

If you do not sleep well, it can cause you daytime problems. These problems include feeling constantly tired, slower metabolism, appetite disorders and more. In this text we will talk about this issue in-depth and offer some solutions as well.



Characteristics of Insomnia

So, we’ve determined what insomnia is, now let’s look at the characteristics. Is it insomnia or just one sleepless night? If you are experiencing this on a regular basis, then it is probably insomnia. Do you feel tired in the morning? Do you wake up often during the night and have a light sleep?

Insomnia can cause long term issues, such as light sleep and daytime tiredness. People with insomnia usually hear every single sound in and around their room and this will either wake them up or prolong falling asleep. They also experience being nervous and anxious during the day because of the lack of sleep. Insomnia also causes poor rest. People that suffer from it often wake up with a headache, tired limbs, and it can even cause depression. Try to treat it before it does further damage.


Determining the Cause of Insomnia

Stress is not the only thing that can cause insomnia. There are other possibilities, such as depression or anger. You have to be sure what the cause of your insomnia is, so you can begin treating it. Ask yourself when it started and try to remember the things that were going on in your life then.

If it is one of those issues that are not related to stress, you should probably look for professional help. They can provide help through anger management sessions or prescribe medicine for depression. If you determine it is stress-related, then try to follow these instructions.


How Does Xanax 2mg Bars Help in Curing Anxiety Issues?

Xanax is a benzodiazepine, which is basically a drug that can cure anxiety issues and panic disorders. Typically, it takes an hour to start working. Moreover, it contains a compound named alprazolam. The effects of Xanax 2mg bars rapidly disappear. Most of the people use it for its calming effects. It is an effective drug that can help in controlling anxiety and panic. However, it is recommended to use it with caution as its misuse can pose health risks, especially when it is combined with alcohol and other depressants. Another important thing is to find a Xanax supplier that has a licensed pharmacy.

Xanax 2mg bars Effects on The Mind and Body

It is FDA approved that can be used to cure certain anxiety issues such as GAD (Generalized anxiety disorder). Moreover, it can help cure the symptoms of restlessness, muscle tension, and anxiety. It helps in depressing the central nervous system. It works by increasing the effect of the GABA chemical of the brain. This brain chemical is responsible for producing the feeling of relaxation. So, you can say that it decreases the excitement to treat panic disorders and anxiety. There are following effects a person can experience after using this drug:

  • Reduced muscle tension
  • Insomnia relief
  • Relief of anxiety

It has been seen that people who take Xanax experience temporary memory loss. Irritability, vivid or disturbing dreams, and feelings of hostility. Too much dose of this drug can cause:

  • Clammy skin
  • Shallow breathing
  • Dilated pupils
  • Death or comma
  • Rapid and weak heartbeat

How Long the Effects Can Last?

As compared to other medications, the body absorbs Xanax 2mg bars quickly. So, your body starts showing effects within 1 or 2 hours. On the other hand, it also leaves the body quickly. The body of health adults removes half of the Xanax in just 11 hours.

What it Feels Like?

If a person has a history of substance abuse, then the chances of a person becoming dependent on Xanax are high. Because the body absorbs it quickly and the effects are showing immediately within an hour and also goes quickly. This behavior of the medication can make the person addicted. After using it for a long time, the body gets used to the Xanax and starts to show symptoms when the person stops taking it. That is why; doctors recommend a person to reduce the dose of Xanax slowly over time.

The manufacturer recommends the people to decrease the dose of Xanax by 0.5mg every 3 days. However, it is best to discuss with the doctor as it can tell you the appropriate discontinuation schedule for an individual. Some withdrawal symptoms are as follows:

  • Sleeplessness
  • Feeling of dissatisfaction
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Vomiting
  • Muscle cramps
  • Sweating
  • Convulsions
  • Tremors

However, the doctors have reported some other withdrawal symptoms such as psychosis, delirium, and rebound anxiety. Due to these symptoms, the doctor usually prescribes another benzodiazepine that can work for longer. If a person is taking it for a very long time then it should consult the safe method for discontinuing the drug with a healthcare professional.

Things to Know Before Taking It

It is not recommended to buy it from a vendor outside the United States or from the internet. Because most of the suppliers on the internet sell Xanax which contains dangerous ingredients. So, make sure that you are buying it from a licensed pharmacy. Because a supplier that is not from the U.S. does not comply with the rules and regulations of the FDA. Moreover, you should not take if you have:

  • Also, taking ketoconazole or itraconazole
  • Narrow-angle glaucoma
  • If you are allergic to any benzodiazepines such as clonazepam, clorazepate, chlordiazepoxide, lorazepam, or oxazepam.

You also need to tell your doctor if you have:

  • Epilepsy or seizures
  • Liver or kidney disease
  • Any breathing disorder
  • A history of suicidal behavior or thoughts or depression
  • Alcohol addiction

You also need to know that a woman should not take it if she is pregnant. Because it can defect birth and there are chances that your baby will become dependent on the drug, which can cause some serious withdrawal symptoms after birth. Such babies need medical treatment for weeks. Take birth control to prevent pregnancy while taking this drug.

You should also avoid it if you have a nursing baby. You must avoid breast-feeding while taking Xanax.

How You Should Take Xanax 2 mg bars

You need to follow the instruction of the doctor. Never try to consume more than recommended by the doctor for longer. We have already discussed its dependence on the article. So, you should not share it with other persons and keep it in a place where others cannot get it. Misuse of this drug can lead to addiction or in worst cases death.

What Should You Avoid While Taking it?

This drug can affect your memory and can cause temporary memory loss. So, you should not take it if you need to drive as you need to be alert while driving. You also need to quit alcohol as drinking it with Xanax can cause serious side effects. You should also avoid grapefruit as it can also cause side effects.

When Does Xanax Expire?

The date of expiry is mentioned on the bottle and a pharmacist also fills the information in the prescription. The date of expiry tells you, how long the drug will be safe and effective. This date is based on the day when it is made. You should not take an expired drug as it is not beneficial for you anymore and can cause adverse side effects. Another important thing is to store it in a dry place at room temperature. You should not make the mistake of storing it in your bathroom. Because the level of humidity and moisture is high in the bathroom which can break down your medication. Also, keep it away from the pets and sunlight in its original container.

If your bottle of Xanax is expired, then take it to an authorized DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) controlled location. You can search for the nearest location using their online system.


If all else fails, you can always seek professional help and get medication. If you can avoid this solution, that would be great because some of these medications have side-effects. They can even not work because they are hugely depe
ndent on your mental state. If you accept the medicine and believe it is going to work, then it will work, but if you feel like it is a waste of money and time, then it probably won’t. That is why they are paired with sessions with your psychiatrist, so they can guide you through the whole process.

Insomnia is a big health issue and should be confronted as soon as possible. Call Alaska Sleep Clinic to speak with one of our board-certified sleep specialists for your free sleep assessment.  You can also learn more about Insomnia by down-loading our FREE e-book on this topic.

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