Insomnia and Addiction

Insomnia and AddictionInsomnia can cause addiction just as easily as an addiction can cause insomnia. It is important that California residents who use medications are aware of the potential for interrupted sleep patterns, while those who suffer from insomnia should be vigilant of their heightened potential for addiction.

How Does Insomnia Cause Addiction in California Residents?

Insomnia, which is the inability to fall asleep or stay asleep for necessary periods of time, can cause a person to become more prone to substance abuse and addiction. Some of the ways in which insomnia can cause addiction in California residents include:

  • Desire for sleep – Not getting enough sleep can cause a person to suffer in all areas of their lives, as they are not able to function at a normal or healthy pace. Therefore, they might begin abusing prescription or over-the-counter medication as a means to get enough sleep.
  • Accidental addiction – A person with insomnia might be prescribed a sleeping aid by their doctor that will help them get the sleep they need. However, many sleeping pills can become addictive, as they provide the user with the ability to finally sleep, making the user become both psychologically and physically dependent on it to fall sleep.

How Does Addiction Cause Insomnia in California Residents?

Depending on the type of drug that is being abused, addiction can quickly lead to insomnia, a common side effect for many prescription drugs. Addiction causes insomnia in the following ways:

  • Drowsiness – Some substances such as benzodiazepines and alcohol have a depressing effect on users, making them become drowsy. If a user is constantly abusing these kinds of substances, chances are that they will be sleeping at random points in the day and for short periods of time, making it difficult to fall asleep and stay asleep during the evening.
  • Hyperactivity – Unlike depressant substances, someone who uses stimulant drugs like Adderall or cocaine will experience bouts of heightened energy, where they find it difficult to relax. For example, taking Adderall in the evening can produce hyperactive effects on a person, making them more likely to stay awake into the early morning hours, if not through the entire night.

Because both insomnia and addiction can be causes of one another, both issues can quickly become dangerous as well as hazardous to a California resident’s overall health.

Help for California Residents

Whether you are addicted to a substance or have insomnia, it is crucial that you either receive proper care from your doctor and/or enter into a treatment facility to get help. Not getting enough sleep can impact your personal life, your work performance, and your motor skills. Regardless of how your insomnia has occurred, it is important that you address your issues and seek the best for yourself.

Do You Need Help with an Addiction or Insomnia Problem?

Call our toll-free, 24 hour helpline right now to get connected to someone who can help California residents like you. Do not waste one more day losing out on your sleep. Call us today.

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