Sleeping Pills Overdose – Can You Die From Sleeping Pills?

Here are the signs of sleeping pills overdose and how dangerous it is.

SLEEPING PILLS OVERDOSE – A lot of people rely on sleeping pills for a restful night but this poses some dangers like being overdosed.

Tolerance and dependence may develop if we often rely on sleeping pills to have a good sleep. But apart from these, among the significant hazards include the frequency of use. And these factors can lead to unwanted and unintended results. Misusage of this kind of medication may have certain side effects.

Sleeping Pills Overdose
Photo lifted from Chapters Recovery Center

Among the side effects of sleeping pills are:

  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Headache
  • Diarrhea or nausea
  • Prolonged drowsiness, more so with drugs that help you stay asleep
  • Severe allergic reaction
  • Sleep-related behaviors, such as driving or eating when not fully awake
  • Changes in thinking and behavior, such as hallucinations, agitation, trouble remembering events, suicidal thoughts, and bizarre behavior
  • Daytime memory and performance problems

And there is a possibility that one can get an overdose on this pill. This kind of pill is a central nervous system depressant which leads to slowing down your brain’s activity. This process makes the person who has taken it to fall asleep.

According to a post from Crest View Recovery Center, the following are the signs of an overdose:

  • Excessive Daytime Drowsiness (you can’t wear off the sedating effects always)
  • Loss of Memory (some examples of this are sleepwalking and eating while sleeping)
  • Extreme Isolation (you may want to get disconnection or stop engaging in activities you used to love doing)
  • Dangerous Activities (the sedating effects may lead you to some life-threatening situations)

Here are the other signs from the Very Well Mind post:

  • Bluish tinge to the lips, fingers, and skin (cyanosis)
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Dizziness or fainting spells
  • Inability to think or respond normally
  • Increasing coldness of the skin
  • Slowed respiration
  • Slowed heartbeat
  • Slurred speech
  • Unconsciousness
  • Unsteadiness
  • Vomiting
  • Shock
  • Coma


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