How Long for Zopiclone to Work?

22nd October 2021

When you are suffering from insomnia, it can be easy to feel like you are the only person in the entire world who is awake. Insomnia is actually a very common sleep disorder, which not only makes it hard for you to fall asleep, but it can make you wake up too early or unable to get back to sleep. You may also still feel tired when you wake up, even if you slept uninterrupted. Insomnia not only immensely lowers your energy levels, but also your mood, mental health and quality of life. 

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What causes insomnia?

Insomnia is very rarely the root cause, as it is normally associated with other issues which then cause the insomnia. Common causes of chronic insomnia are:

  • Stress

If you have active concerns about an aspect of your life such as work, relationships with loved ones, finances or your health, this can keep your mind working even whilst your trying to relax. This can make it difficult to fall asleep or to have good quality sleep. A stressful life event such as a sudden death or a relationship breaking down can also lead to insomnia.

  • Day-to-day schedule

If your body’s natural rhythm and routine is changed suddenly, this can lead to insomnia. Examples of this include jet lag or working a new shift pattern which requires you to be awake at different times, like working nights or early mornings.

  • Poor sleeping habits
Poor sleeping habits can lead to sleeping problems. Examples of this are an irregular bed time, napping, partaking in activities before bed which will keep your brain stimulated such as watching television or playing a video game, using your bed for work and eating before bed. It’s very important that your body recognises your bed as the place for sleep and that you have a significant winding down period before resting.
  • Eating too much, too late

Enjoying a light snack before you go to sleep is usually perfectly fine but eating too much before lying down can make you feel extremely uncomfortable. This can cause heartburn, a backflow of acid and food from the stomach in to the oesophagus after you’ve eaten. This uncomfortable feeling can keep you awake.

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What is zopiclone?

Zopiclone is a sleeping tablet which is used to treat insomnia. It will help you to stop waking up during the night and assist you in falling asleep quickly. It is not designed to work as a long-term medication, as your body becomes accustomed to the drug after not very long. After this, zopiclone is unlikely to be very effective or your body can become dependent on it.

Does zopiclone have any side effects?

The majority of people will not experience any side effects when taking zopiclone. Most people who do experience side effects find that they pass when they have finished taking zopiclone. However, if your side effects do not go away or if they are bothering you, please speak to your GP.

These common side effects can affect more than 1 in 100 people:

  • A bitter or metallic taste in your mouth
  • A dry mouth
  • Sleepiness

Some side effects are much rarer but can be more serious. On average, they happen in less than 1 in 1,000 people. If you experience any of these, it’s important that you seek medical attention urgently:

  • Memory loss
  • Hallucinations
  • A loss of balance
  • Delusions
  • Depression

How long does zopiclone take to work?

On average, zopiclone takes an hour to work. It’s important to note that you must not drink alcohol whilst taking zopiclone as the combination of the two can force you into a deep sleep which is difficult to wake up from.

How do I order zopiclone online?

You can buy zopiclone online here at EU Meds. There are many effective medications available to help your mind and body settle, allowing you to not only fall asleep easily but to have a long-lasting, high quality sleep. At EU Meds, we offer a range of sleeping medication designed to give you great results. Meds such as diazepam for sleep as well as zolpidem are also available for purchase.

Ordering from us is so easy! You simply find the sleeping medication you would like to order, complete a quick and straightforward consultation and then your prescription is sent straight to a local pharmacy of your choice. This means you can collect your medication when suits you and finally manage to sleep soundly.