Benzodiazepines and stimulants: ecstasy/MDMA, speed, cocaine, 4-FA
Sometimes people use benzodiazepines to help them sleep after using a stimulant. Read more about that here.
Most importantly, you need to make sure you don’t need a benzodiazepine to sleep. Plan your doses so that you can sleep when you want. If you get used to always having a benzodiazepine on hand, chances are you’ll use more and more often.
- Do not take uppers a few hours before going to sleep, gradually reduce your party (take it easy, drink tea (without caffeine/theine)).
- Try to go to sleep without sleeping medication first. Maybe you are tired enough to fall asleep without sleeping pills.
- Have you tried everything? Are you really not able to sleep? And do you really want to sleep? Then a sedative/benzodiazepine may be an option.
- Do you realize that when you take a benzo, you mainly rest physically, and less mentally. A benzo inhibits your emotional processing and memory storage.
- Make sure you have the right dose.
- Are you taking a benzo? Then go to bed, otherwise you won’t fall asleep.
- Do not use benzos too often, and only if there is really no other option. Otherwise, you run the risk of becoming addicted to it.
- Choose a short-acting drug such as temazepam (Normison), this generally works better for sleep and if you take a long-acting drug such as diazepam (Valium) you will be drowsy the day after and you can’t drive a car, for example.
- Never use benzos for more than 2 weeks in a row if you have severe sleeping problems.