Differences of opinion with the authors are warmly accepted, but are unlikely to alter the contents of the FAQ unless supported by solid factual data.TABLE OF CONTENTS: Benzodiazepines are a large class of commonly prescribed tranquillisers, otherwise referred to as central nervous system (CNS) depressants, anxiolytics and sedative-hypnotics.
Different organ systems in the body recover at different rates.
There is evidence that some aspects of sleep are under genetic influence; a gene termed DEC2 is being investigated as causing people that possess it to require only about 6 hours of sleep.
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some new form of adjunct medication or herbal therapy that is discovered to be helpful in withdrawal.They include alprazolam (Xanax), bromazepam (Lexotan, Lexomil), chlordiazepoxide (Librium, Nova-Pam), clobazam (Frisium), clonazepam (Klonopin, Rivotril), clorazepate (Tranxene), diazepam (Valium, D-Pam, Pro-Pam), estazolam (Pro Som), flunitrazepam (Rohypnol), flurazepam (Dalmane), halazepam (Paxipam), ketazolam (Anxon), loprazolam (Dormonoct), lorazepam (Ativan), lormetazepam (Noctamid), medazepam (Nobrium), midazolam, (Versed, Hypnovel, Dormicum), nitrazepam (Mogadon, Insoma, Nitrados), oxazepam (Serax, Serapax, Serenid, Benzotran), prazepam (Centrax), quazepam (Doral), temazepam (Restoril, Euhypnos, Normison, Sompam), triazolam (Halcion, Hypam, Tricam).See: Benzodiazepine Drug Index for links to monograph and drug information sites.THIS FAQ WAS NOT WRITTEN BY A DOCTOR OR SOMEONE WITH ANY FORM OF MEDICAL TRAINING.THE ADVICE CONTAINED HEREIN SHOULD NOT BE SUBSTITUTED FOR THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN WHO IS WELL-INFORMED IN THIS SUBJECT MATTER.These are controlled by brain neurons that respond to light, temperature and hormones and other signals and comprise the body's biological clock.