What is Restoril?
Restoril (temazepam) is used in the treatment of certain sleep problems such as insomnia. It can aid you in falling asleep faster, staying asleep for longer and also reduce the frequency of nighttime awakenings. Drugs such as Restoril belong to a class of drugs that are called sedative-hypnotics. These drugs produce effects in your brain that result in a calming effect.
What is Insomnia and Why Does It Occur?
Insomnia is a type of sleep disorder that roughly 60 million Americans are affected by each year. Insomnia is essentially a difficulty in falling asleep and staying asleep. Due to the lack of sleep, many people who suffer from insomnia will feel fatigued, irritable, depressed, have difficulty concentrating and suffer increasingly decreased performance at work or school.
Acute insomnia is described as a short term episode of sleeplessness that is often brought on by life circumstances such as anticipatory anxiety the night before a big day or stress that is enough to keep someone awake or distraught. Chronic insomnia is when the disrupted sleep is occurring at least 2-3 nights a week. Insomnia is tricky as there are a multitude of factors both physiological and psychological that can contribute to it partially or wholly. For example, someone may have insomnia due to the aforementioned psychological concerns which keep someone up at night, or they may have insomnia due to having a headcold or any type of physical pain.
Typically, insomnia without obvious cause is much more pernicious than it may seem—as it can be a signal of an underlying condition such as depression, sleep apnea or a thyroid disorder. About 10% of the population has a condition named restless legs syndrome—in which there is a sensation that makes the sufferer feel as if they must move their legs. This condition gets worse later in the day and can range from minorly annoying to severe and sleep disrupting.
How can Restoril Help?
Restoril will slow down your nervous system and impact chemicals in the brain. Typically, when insomnia is a chemical issue in the brian, Restoril may restore the natural balance of these chemicals.
Stipulations for this medication are as follows:
- If you have asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or any other kind of breathing disorder, inform your doctor immediately before taking Restoril.
- Prior history of depression as well as any suicidal thoughts or behavior.
- If you’ve had any substance abuse or substance use disorders.
- If you are taking any opiates currently.
- If you are or plan to be pregnant any time soon as this medication can cause birth defects.
Many drug manufacturers have prescription assistance services for those who cannot afford the full cost of the medication. Many Americans are uninsured or underinsured and cannot afford the prescription medications they need. Thankfully these discount programs can offer brand name medications at a reduced cost for those who qualify. Qualification requirements vary from program to program and manufacturer to manufacturer.
Our mission at The Rx Solution is to streamline the application process for these discount programs so that you can get the aid you require as quickly as possible. If you would like to see if you qualify, visit our contact page and give us a call at 888-823-0042!