Have you heard of the drug ketamine? It is a fast acting anesthetic that is used with animals as a tranquilizer, and on humans as a mild sedative when doing minor types of surgery. When used in high doses, it has been shown to create hallucinations and intoxication. Many people have compared the hallucinatory aspects of ketamine with that of LSD. It is also known as Special K or just K. Although it has no relationship to the vitamin itself, it is also called Vitamin K. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits, and drawbacks, to this drug used with both humans and animals.
Some of the positive aspects of ketamine is that it has been shown to help people that are suffering from depression feel better about themselves. They are able to handle stress, deal with life and feel better overall. Unfortunately, abuse of the drug, and some of the adverse side effects, have not made this a popular drug to prescribe. Not only does it cause you to hallucinate, become delirious, and lose sense of reality and time, but it also, in higher doses, can cause body numbness, slowness of breath, or even death.
To make matters worse, in some locations, ketamine is mixed with other drugs including ecstasy, cocaine and heroin. The combination of these substances can lead to fatalities. However, ketamine is still used in veterinary medicine as a dissociative anesthetic. Despite its recreational use, in which many people refer to going into what is called a “K-hole” or alternate reality, these claims have helped it become the “go to” club drug. Ketamine is something that should never be taken in high doses because of its potentially lethal side effects. Hopefully this information has helped you understand both the benefits, and drawbacks, of ketamine.
What can you do to sleep better? Is there something that works for everyone? What is the one trick I don’t know keeping me from a full night of sleep? Yes, there are great tricks for getting better sleep, and many follow below.
If you are experiencing insomnia, exercise more during the day. It is well known that exercising balances your metabolism, regulates hormone levels and tires you out so you can sleep. Exercise more to sleep better.
Sleep however long it takes to feel fully rested. Avoid trying to sleep for a longer time to compensate for lost sleep or sleep that you expect to lose. Just sleep until you are rested, and do this every night. Do not bank hours or avoid doing it some days.
Firm mattresses can help with insomnia. A too-soft mattress does not provide enough support for your body. It may exacerbate an already existing problem. When you invest in a firmer mattress, you may just be investing in the relief of your problems.
Creating a sleep-inducing routine is useful for coping with insomnia. Rituals tell your brain and body that it is time for bed. You will start to feel drowsy while you go through this routine which makes it easier to sleep.
If you just aren’t feeling tired, falling asleep is harder. If your job is sedentary in nature, take regular breaks during which you move around a bit. Starting each morning with a brisk walk or jog goes a long way toward achieving a good night’s rest.
You may find that one or a combination of things mentioned here are needed for your specific situation. You can even try them all if you like. The best thing you can do is to continue researching the subject to build off the wisdom you acquired here.
Many people have prescriptions for sleeping pills. And many of these people do not intend on abusing their prescription. Unfortunately, it is possible to develop an addiction to their prescribed medications. The body can possibly develop a dependency for the sleeping pills. This means that a person may find it difficult, or almost impossible, to fall asleep without the sleeping pills.
Another problem with sleeping pill usage is that eventually the body will become used to the drug that it has been taking. The result of this is that the dosage now needs to be increased to maintain the same desired effects. If the dose is not increased, it is possible to experience feelings of anxiety, and possibly depression.
But how easy is it to come off of these medications? It is very important to try to taper off of any medication that you no longer wish to take. The tapering will hopefully help to decrease any withdrawal symptoms that may be experienced. Many prescriptions have the capability to remain in your system even after the medication is stopped.
The decision to stop any medication should be made in conjunction with a doctor. It is important to be completely honest with your doctor about any drugs you are taking, both prescription, over the counter and illegal. The doctor can only help if he has the full picture. It is also important to remember that stopping medication suddenly can lead to extreme withdrawal.
The stopping, or weaning off, of sleeping pills will not be an overnight process. In fact, it may take quite a long time. It is very important to have the support of your friends and family during this process. A person trying to end their dependency may go through a period where they need a lot of help and support.
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