Sleepless nights! We cannot imagine. Yes, sleep is very essential activity in human’s life. You might think, healthy food and regular exercise are important for good health. But, the universal fact which everyone must accept is that good night sleep is, as well very important for a healthy life. Good sleep also keeps your mind active the whole day, improves your productivity at work, helps you in concentrating on the work, keeps your heart healthy and the list goes on.
It is understandable that it is not easy to have a good night sleep. For some, sleepless nights are part of their life. Life becomes very disturbed and irritated. The issue of not getting sleep in the nights is also called Insomnia. Insomnia is defined as the inability to fall asleep. The symptoms of insomnia are depression, low energy, difficulty in concentrating, less or no performance at work or school, mood swings, etc.
In Insomnia there are two types, primary and secondary:
- A person with primary Insomnia, will not get sleep in the nights due to the health issues, he or she is having.
- Secondary insomnia, a person experiences sleep problems because of the underlying health condition like body pains, asthma, diabetes, etc.
There is a short-term treatment available to treat insomnia. This medication is sedative and hypnotic. The brand names of Zopiclone are Imovane, Dopareel, and Zimovane. This drug is sold as a sleeping pill. This works by causing tranquillization of the central nervous system. Colloquially Zopiclone is known as Z-drug. This medicine is taken usually on a short-term basis. This medicine helps you to get good sleep. The normal transmission of the neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid is increased in the central nervous system with the help of this drug.
Long term use of Zopiclone is not advised. The adverse effects of using this medicine for long-term are, vomiting, depression, drowsiness, paradoxical effects, confusion, dizziness, headache, hallucinations, palpitations, difficulty in breathing, increased sweating and itching, for some, it might lead to weight loss also. To avoid getting addicted to this medicine, do not take this medicine for long term.
People suffering from liver disease, muscle weakness, poor respiratory system or other lung diseases are not recommended to use this drug, as the side effects are numerable. Precaution has to be taken with people who are having similar health issues.
Elderly people who take this drug might fall and fracture their leg or hand in the middle of the night or the next morning, because of the impairments of balance in the body and they will not be able to stand steady. So, it is recommended that the elderly people must take precaution when under the medication of Zopiclone, not to take a high dose. 7.5mg is the recommended dose per day. It is good to avoid consuming alcohol when under this medication.