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Old school Sleeping Meds:
How dangerous are barbiturates?
The drugs in each of these groups are similar in chemical structure. Some well-known barbiturates are secobarbital (Seconal) and pentobarbital (Nembutal). Diazepam (Valium), chlordiazepoxide (Librium), and chlorazepate (Tranxene) are examples of benzodiazepines. A few sedative-hypnotics do not fit in either category. They include methaqualone (Quaalude), ethchlorvynol (Placidyl), chloral hydrate (Noctec), and mebrobamate (Miltown). All of these drugs can be dangerous when they are not taken according to a physician's instructions.
Barbiturate overdose is a factor in nearly one-third of all reported drug-related deaths. These include suicides and accidental drug poisonings. Accidental deaths sometimes occur when a user takes one dose, becomes confused and unintentionally takes additional or larger doses.
With barbiturates there is less difference between the amount that produces sleep and the amount that kills. Furthermore, barbiturate withdrawal can be more serious than heroin withdrawal.
WIth newer class drugs like Ambien... be careful as it is addicting and you will experience rebound effect, and if you do not go right to sleep, the dreaded munchies.
So please lets be careful out there with the tylenol PMs and stuff.
Natural are melatonin supplements, chamomile tea, soothing music
AS always, check with your doctor first
***PSA from the crusader cave**
Its good to be...ME