Luvox and Insomnia
In previous clinical studies, up to 21 percent of people taking Luvox reported insomnia as a side effect of the medication. If you are taking Luvox and insomnia becomes a problem, there are a number of things that you can do. Among the things you can do to help insomnia are avoiding large meals within two hours of bedtime and napping no later than 3 p.m. You should also be sure to talk with your healthcare provider if you experience insomnia while taking Luvox.
Luvox and Insomnia: An IntroductionInsomnia is the one of the more common side effects of Luvox® (fluvoxamine maleate). In previous studies, up to 21 percent of people taking Luvox experienced insomnia, compared to 10 percent of those not taking Luvox.
- Having difficulty falling asleep
- Waking up often during the night and having trouble going back to sleep
- Waking up too early in the morning
- Having unrefreshing sleep.
Luvox and Insomnia: SuggestionsSome people taking Luvox find that improving their sleep habits can be an effective insomnia cure. Some tips for better sleep include:
- Keeping a regular sleep-wake cycle. Try to go to bed and wake up at the same times every day.
- Avoiding caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine in the four to six hours before bedtime.
- Avoiding exercise within two hours of bedtime. Exercising five or six hours before bedtime may help you sleep more soundly.
- Avoiding large meals within two hours of bedtime.
- Refraining from taking a nap later than 3 p.m.
- Sleeping in a dark, quiet room at a comfortable temperature.
- Doing a quiet activity somewhere else if you can't fall asleep within 20 minutes. Return to bed when you're sleepy.
- Winding down in the 30 minutes before bedtime with a relaxing pre-sleep ritual, such as a warm bath, soft music, or reading.
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