Help, I Think I’m Suffering from Suboxone Withdrawal Insomnia
Although Suboxone withdrawal insomnia is not one of the life threatening symptoms of Suboxone withdrawal, it is very frustrating and difficult to deal with. It is very common to suffer from insomnia during Suboxone withdrawal or detox.
Fortunately, you can do some things about it. When the insomnia is severe and endangering your work or school responsibilities, it is important to find some form of treatment for it. To find this treatment, call 800-533-1341.
Causes of Suboxone Withdrawal Related Insomnia
According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, insomnia involves:
- Not being able to fall asleep
- Waking up frequently
- Both not falling asleep and waking up frequently
Insomnia is a very common symptom of opiate withdrawal, particularly in the early stages of detox. Suboxone is an opiate although a mild one. Several things cause insomnia due to Suboxone withdrawal, these are:
- Anxiety, including racing thoughts and worries
- The rebound effect which causes an opposite reaction
- Aches and pains due to withdrawal
- Agitation, restlessness
- Nausea and vomiting keeps you awake
Insomnia is a part of the withdrawal process and a symptom itself. The most common form of insomnia due to withdrawal is other symptoms are keeping you awake but sometimes you get a reaction that is opposite of how you reacted to Suboxone originally. When Suboxone makes you drowsy, the rebound is not being able to sleep.
What you can do about Suboxone Withdrawal Related Insomnia
If you are not in treatment, you can try a few things to solve your insomnia issues. These things are:
- Stop caffeine completely
- Create a relaxing bedroom without TV or electronics
- Read a book
- Take a bath
- Drink chamomile or valerian tea, you can also drink tea formulated for sleep
- Drink something with hops in it such as beer or hops tea
- Avoid stress particularly before you sleep
- Take an over the counter sleep aid
- If you cannot sleep do not lay there, get up and do something productive or relaxing
All of these things are known to promote a healthy sleep wake cycle. If you insomnia is chronic or severe, you might need to seek treatment for both your insomnia and your Suboxone withdrawal.
What a Treatment Center can do about Suboxone Withdrawal Insomnia
When the insomnia is severe there are a variety of treatments available through a treatment center. According to the Mayo Clinic, these are:
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Stimulus Control Therapy
- Sleep resection and hygiene
- Relaxation and meditation training
In some cases, prescription medications might be needed to correct your sleep / wake cycle. It is important to note that these medications are addictive on their own and are only meant for long term use.
Where can you Find Treatment for Insomnia due to Suboxone Withdrawal?
Severe Suboxone withdrawal insomnia is extremely frustrating and can cause you to fail at work or school. It is important to seek professional help before it gets to this point. To find treatment for Suboxone withdrawal related insomnia or Suboxone withdrawal in general, call 800-533-1341. We can help.