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Medication instruction help?

confusedwanderwaffle

confusedwanderwaffle

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You know those medication tablets that say 'Take ONE at NIGHT', well what if your sleep pattern is a bit wild and you sometimes wake up at NIGHT....do I still take one if i happen to wake up at night?

because i assumed 'take one at NIGHT' basically meant to take one before you go to bed....idk a little help? or am i overthinking this
 
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I think you might be overthinking a bit..... :D

Take one at night generally means 'before you go to bed'. So even if you only sleep for a few hours and then get up for a bit in the middle of the night, I'd still take one at 'normal bedtime time'. Some meds cause drowsiness which is why they are best taken at night, so they might even help with sleep. Or they're better on a fuller stomach (assuming you've eaten an evening meal) as they digest better, so taking them at night rather than on an empty stomach in the morning is better.
 
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I think you might be overthinking a bit..... :D

Take one at night generally means 'before you go to bed'. So even if you only sleep for a few hours and then get up for a bit in the middle of the night, I'd still take one at 'normal bedtime time'. Some meds cause drowsiness which is why they are best taken at night, so they might even help with sleep. Or they're better on a fuller stomach (assuming you've eaten an evening meal) as they digest better, so taking them at night rather than on an empty stomach in the morning is better.
Your post is pretty much sums up what I took the initiative to do myself, thank you.
 
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