Are sleeping pills addictive?

Can you become addicted to sleeping pills (Ambien, Lunesta, Sonata, etc.)?

asked 10 Apr '12, 12:00

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Drug Addiction

Many people struggle with sleeping pill addiction.

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Prescription Drugs

Sleeping pills, like Ambien and Lunesta, are available by prescription only.

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Ambien

Ambien is the most common sleeping medication prescribed in the US.


Yes, sleeping pills are addictive. Many people rely on sleeping medication to get them to bed; without pills, sleep is impossible.

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answered 06 Jun '12, 14:30

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Yes, and many of those addicted "need" them for more than just sleep. Eventually, many people need sleeping pills just to appear normal!

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answered 06 Jun '12, 18:33

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