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Kidney Failure with Sleep Problems: Can I Use Sleeping Pills


2013-05-24 14:17

Kidney Failure with Sleep Problems: Can I Use Sleeping PillsSleep problem is a common complaint for patients with Kidney Failure. Sleeping pills are common medicines for insomnia. Can kidney failure patients use sleeping pills?

Insomnia, sleep problem, can be caused by many conditions, such as stress, depression, anxiety or old age etc. Sleeping pills may help quickly relieve the symptoms of insomnia and they can work as a safe short term treatment combined lifestyle changes.

However, for kidney failure patients, it is necessary for them to try sleeping pills for a short time while they work on the underlying kidney damage which are causing the sleeping problems.

In addition, as mentioned above, sleeping pills are good choice for a short-term treatment. Patients are not suggested to take the pills for long time. If you cannot find the alternative treatment, you may face the following problems:

- you may depend on the pills for the rest of life and the dosage will become larger and larger.

- you may be affected by the side effects of sleeping pills, such as daytime drowsiness, nausea, vomiting etc.

- sleeping pills may disturb the effects of treatments on your Kidney Failure or it may also cause kidney damage, if you take the medicines continuously.

Is there any alternative treatment to sleeping pills in patients with Kidney Failure?

Compared with the chemical pills, Chinese herbs may be a better choice to alleviate the symptoms of sleeping problem. The following herbs can be used the day, or try using 20~30mins before bedtime.

- Chamomile

- Hops

- Lavender

- Passion flower

- Valerian

- Wild lettuce

- California poppy

In addition, many other herbs can help deal with the underlying kidney failure at the same time. Micro-Chinese Herbal Medicine is suggested for it not only helps alleviate sleeping problems, but also can repair the damaged kidney tissues and improve kidney functions. For more information, you can leave a message below.



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