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  • sazy123
    I use melatonin, two tabs knocks me out. Has no effects on my eyes. Natural supplement.

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  • Betsy
    started a topic Sleep Meds & Our Eyes

    Sleep Meds & Our Eyes

    I was taking sleep essentials from Swansons that has a bunch of natural type ingredients in it but stopped after many months because it wasn't helping enough and had some really bad weird side effects for me.

    So I am back on Ambien like before which works better, I stopped before because I find in time it loses effectivness and I am not anxious to keep increasing the dosage and getting addicted to sleep meds, I had already increased it before.

    All this worry about that and I forgot about how this could affect our eyes. Seems like every drug out there has the possibility of adding to our eyes dryness and in some cases it can be permanet even after stopping the med. Even anti depressants that are suppose to give people energy can cause eye dryness, I would think it would be the opposite. So my question is, how common is it with Ambien and other sleep aids?

    I worry it may be bad because sleep aids slow down the body which means the eyes production of tears too….but we have to be able to sleep. What have others experiences been?