The Dangers of Prescription Sleeping Pills

by Mar 31, 2024Relaxium Sleep, Sleep Tips, Wellness

Mar 31, 2024

Sleepless nights are a common problem in individuals of all ages. When looking for ways to fall asleep and stay asleep, individuals will turn to over the counter sleeping medication. However, some medications have negative effects when using them. Individuals will also use prescription sleeping pills to help them sleep. Depending on the type of prescription sleeping pills, side effects may include:

  • Dizziness or lightheadedness, which may lead to falls
  • Headache 
  • Diarrhea or nausea 
  • Prolonged drowsiness, more so with drugs that help you stay asleep
  • Severe allergic reaction 
  • Sleep-related behaviors, such as driving or eating when not fully awake
  • Changes in thinking and behavior, such as hallucinations, agitation, trouble remembering events, suicidal thoughts, and bizarre behavior
  • Daytime memory and performance problems. 


While sleep quality is essential to your physical and mental health, taking Z-Drugs involves some increased risk of side effects, including injury and death. Z-drugs and benzodiazepines are the most prescribed drugs to treat insomnia.

Due to all of them having a shorter duration than the amount of sleep recommended, some people use more than the dose or combine them with other drugs which increases the risk of addiction and overdose. 


Another major component in some sleeping pills are benzodiazepines. Benzodiazepines are a class of medications that work in the central nervous system and are used for a variety of medical conditions. They work by blocking excessive activity of nerves in the brain and other areas in the central nervous system. Some common uses of benzodiazepine include:

  • For sleep
  • To induce relaxation and loss of memory of medical procedures or surgery
  • To reduce anxiety 
  • Panic disorders
  • To treat or prevent seizures 
  • Muscle relaxant

Some side effects of benzodiazepines are listed below:  

Short- Term Use is considered to be safe and effective, but still carries side effects:Long-Term Use can carry some serious negative effects mentally and psychologically 
Aggression Cognitive problems
Dizziness Sleep disturbances 
Drowsiness Mental disorders
Sexual dysfunction Immune system suppression 
Depression Cancer risk 
Blurred vision Addiction

Benefits of Drug Free Sleep Aids

Natural sleep aids are considered safer than over the counter and prescription medications because they tend to have fewer side effects. Some of the ingredients in natural sleep aids include:

  • Chamomile- a gentle herb that has a calming effect. It also aids in digestion, soothes and heals skin, relaxes muscles, and relieves headaches 
  • Valerian- herbal medicine made from the root of the plant. It is noted to act as a sedative and help to ease menstrual/stomach cramps, muscle/joint pain, depression, and headaches. 
  • Hops- female flowers of the hop plant. It is used to add flavor into beverages and herbal medicines. 
  • Melatonin- a hormone made in the pineal gland that controls your circadian rhythm. Supplemental melatonin may help you fall asleep faster and boost the quality of sleep while helping to relieve symptoms of jet lag, boost immunity, and fight inflammation.
  • Passionflower- a plant that produces a calming effect. It brings the feeling of relaxation and sleepiness and can also help to relieve pain, muscle spasms, and inflammation.
  • Lavender- a fragrant plant used for medicine, perfume, and oil. It is thought to boost health and well-being. 

While there are many sleeping aids out there, Relaxium Sleep is America’s #1 Trusted Sleep Aid, and here is why:

  • The perfect synergistic blend of ingredients based on clinical experience and background 
  • The highest quality ingredients available, for reliable potency and effectiveness.
  • It’s safe and non-habit-forming which means it comes with no risk of side effects or dependency.
  • It’s made in the USA in an FDA-inspected facility for quality you can trust.
  • It’s an incredible value! 

Relaxium also has the perfect synergistic blend of nonaddictive ingredients. The ingredients include:

  • Valerest (228.9 mg) which is exclusive to Relaxium Sleep that can help to significantly improve the quality of life through better sleep.
  • Ashwagandha extract (125 mg) is a high-potency extract that helps improve your ability to sleep through the night, increases daytime energy, and improves concentration.
  •  Magnesium citrate, glycinate, oxide (100 mg) which is the go-to mineral if you want to relax muscles through the body and promote the release of mental and physical tension. 
  • L-Tryptophan (500 mg) is a natural way to obtain serotonin and melatonin which both promote a night of restful sleep. 
  • Melatonin (5 mg) is a drug-free hormone that is key to any effective Drug-Free sleep formula. With Relaxium, this melatonin is free of the contaminants often found in low-quality melatonin. 
  • Chamomile extract (75 mg) which delivers a nerve-soothing relaxation. 
  • Passionflower extract (75 mg) is an ancient anti-stress remedy that helps to combat everyday stress by regulating neurotransmitters in the brain that control mood and sleep. 
  • Gamma Amino Butyric Acid (GABA) (100 mg) is a neurotransmitter that relieves stress, relaxes the body, and helps you get good sleep. As an added benefit, GABA appears to help keep cortisol at a lower level which is great for the weight conscious. 
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The goal of Relaxium is to offer an ultra-premium, drug-free, effective non-habit-forming sleep aid at an affordable price. This way, everyone can easily and safely get the benefits of healthy sleep, without worrying about dangerous side effects. 

At Relaxium, we have a simple mission – to create affordable, safe, and effective supplements. Through extensive research, we created four life-enhancing supplements: Relaxium Sleep, Relaxium Calm, Relaxium Immune Defense, and Relaxium Focus Max. We use a perfect synergistic blend of ingredients in our products to ensure results. If you are interested in trying our Relaxium products, click here for more information!

To restful and healthy days ahead,

The Relaxium Team 

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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