The unconscious use of sleeping pills, which should be used under the supervision and advice of a doctor, can sometimes lead to serious health problems. Mentioning the harms of drug use upon recommendation, Psychiatrist Assist. Assoc. Dr. Fatma Duygu Kaya Yertutanol, “Because this group of drugs mainly affects the nervous system, it impairs attention and alertness. Therefore, even if the person wakes up in the morning, attention/focus disorder may still persist, that is, residual (residual) effect may be experienced. Accidents and a decrease in mental performance can be seen as perception and action slow down.
Üsküdar University NP Etiler Medical Center Psychiatrist Assist. Assoc. Dr. Fatma Duygu Kaya evaluated Yertutanol, sleeping pills and their correct use.
Sleep problems can have numerous causes.
Stating that sleep-related problems can have numerous sources, Assist. Assoc. Dr. Yertutanol said, “It is caused by a wide range of causes, from insufficient physical activity to depression, from alcohol use to excessive blue screen exposure, from the use of various drugs to sleep apnea, from anxiety disorders to chronic medical diseases (neurological, cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrinological etc.), bipolar disorder to working in shifts. possible to talk about. Since so many different factors can be seen, the treatment of sleep problems also varies. There cannot be a single sleep problem and a single treatment.” said.
The original psychiatric disorder should be treated
Emphasizing that sleep medications should be used in the rapid and temporary treatment of sleep problems that cannot be resolved with simple behavioral suggestions, Assist. Assoc. Dr. Fatma Duygu Kaya Yertutanol, “Because in most of the psychiatric conditions for which sleeping pills are recommended, the main cause of sleep disorder is the existing psychiatric disorder (such as depression, anxiety disorder, addiction, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder). For this reason, treating the main psychiatric disorder ensures that the sleep disorder also disappears. Thus, there is no need for long-term use of sleeping pills.
Sleeping pills are given according to individual criteria.
Noting that it is important to consult a specialist in the use of sleeping pills, Assist. Assoc. Dr. Fatma Duygu Kaya Yertutanol warned against unconscious drug use:
“Sleeping drugs are drugs that act on the nervous system. These drugs work by slowing the rate at which nerve cells work in sleep-related areas of the brain and by changing the levels of natural chemicals in the brain. The onset times of the effects of these drugs, the duration of their effects and the duration of their effects differ from each other. Many different characteristics such as genetic characteristics, age, whether he is using other drugs, whether he has any other medical disease, whether he has alcohol / substance addiction, whether he is pregnant / breastfeeding, whether he works in a heavy job, whether he drives a vehicle, are evaluated by the physician. drug selection. As with all drugs, wrong and unconscious drug use in sleeping pills can cause more harm than good.”
Sleeping pills used on recommendation do heavy damage
Referring to the harms of drug use upon recommendation, Assist. Assoc. Dr. Fatma Duygu Kaya Yertutanol, “Medicines are chemicals that are produced in a laboratory environment for a specific purpose and are not found in the natural structure of the body. The results of the use of sleeping pills with the advice of a partner may be heavier than expected. Since this group of drugs mainly affects the nervous system, it impairs attention and alertness. Therefore, even if the person wakes up in the morning, attention/focus disorder may still persist, that is, residual (residual) effect may be experienced. Accidents and a decrease in mental performance can be seen as perception and action slow down.
can lead to addiction
Assist. Assoc. Dr. Fatma Duygu Kaya Yertutanol reminded that these drugs can have negative effects on the heart and liver, like many other drugs, and said, “Some, if not all, sleeping pills can be addictive. Again, some of the sleep medications used without the advice of a physician may interact with other drugs or alcohol. It is possible that sleeping pills used uncontrollably together with alcohol can lead to death. In women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, sleeping pills can harm the baby. On the other hand, some sleeping pills can worsen the existing psychiatric illness or trigger invisible psychiatric illnesses, that is, they can reveal them.” said.
Sleep hygiene rules must be followed.
Noting that sleeping pills are recommended in a small part of sleep disorders and often for temporary periods, Assist. Assoc. Dr. Fatma Duygu Kaya Yertutanol, “The treatment of most sleep disorders is the treatment of the underlying cause. In cases where sleeping pills are required, it is recommended to try behavioral suggestions first, that is, to apply sleep hygiene rules. said.