I have been taking this for sleep at 200mg since 2009. From what I have read the dose of trazodone needed to produce an anti-depressant effect produces so much sedation that it was never really used as an antidepressant. I take this as a booster because on its own trazodone is not enough to put me to sleep and when I take higher doses most of the time it just makes me very lethargic instead of drowsy and then sometimes it makes me panicky or anxious. YMMV.
I have taken Trazodone for about 4 years but have recently learned some interesting things about it. It is really good to help some people "fall asleep" and pretty good about keeping you asleep during the night but it can do funky things with your early morning sleep especially if you have sleep apnea and you're taking a low dose.
I have sleep apnea (positional) and Trazodone helps me fall asleep but at a high dose doesn't help as much. It also makes my mouth extremely dry and then even wearing my CPAP I wake up many time during the night.
I'm reconsidering continuing to take Trazodone now that I have a CPAP and am hoping that maybe with CPAP I can learn to sleep without medication and the dry mouth due to this medication will go away.
Copyright 1994-2018MedHelp.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Vitals Consumer Services, LLC.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.