Will Paxil help you sleep?

That depends on why you are having problems sleeping.

Sleep deprivation is getting more and more common in our stressed-out society. Nine out of ten people of the working population would sleep longer in the morning if they had the chance, and almost one third of the population suffer from sleep deprivation. About ten percent of the population are constantly getting too little sleep. Half of these cases are due to problems falling asleep and the other half are due to disturbances by, for example, children or noise. Sleep deprivation is more common with women than men.
Most people need between six and nine hours of sleep per day and on average adults sleep eight and a half hour if they are allowed to sleep as much as their body needs. An adult sleeps on average seven and a half hour per day.

Approximately 40 percent of the population use medicines or herbal medicines at least once a week because of sleeping problems.
Sleep is a complicated process that is needed in order to give the brain and body rest, time to recover and process impressions. Sleep is important for growth during childhood and adolescence. During the day, but especially when we sleep, the body produces growth hormones that, among other things, strengthen the bones and build muscles.

A sleep disorder (somnipathy) is any disruption in the sleep patterns of an individual. While some sleep disorders may leave you feeling unrefreshed, a number of symptoms are more severe including excessive sleepiness, snor¬ing, difficulty falling asleep during normal sleeping hours and abnormal be¬haviors such as restless leg syndrome. There are even disorders that cause you to get too much sleep. One type of sleep disorder is insomnia.

Insomnia may mean you have a hard time going to sleep or that you have a hard time staying asleep. Usually, you will know if you are experiencing insomnia because you will remember tossing and turning or being awake at night.

Insomnia is a sleep disorder characterized by an inability to sleep and/or inability to remain asleep for a reasonable period. Insomniacs typically complain of being unable to close their eyes or “rest their mind” for more than a few minutes at a time.
Insomnia can be caused by fear, stress, anxiety, medications, herbs, caffeine, depression, or other mental conditions and sometimes occurs for no apparent reason. An overactive mind or physical pain may also be causes. Finding the underlying cause of insomnia is usually necessary to cure it.

Insomnia can also be the symptom of many other illnesses which one of these is depression. Studies have shown that when given Paxil for depression, the patient will sleep better.

Paxil is not indicated for insomnia unless it is insomnia caused by depression. Paxil also has many withdrawal problems when a person have been on Paxil for some time, so a patient should not just stop taking Paxil without the knowledge of your physician as he will probably want to take you off Paxil gradually.

So the answer is, yes – if you are suffering from a sleep disorder caused by depression, Paxil will help with your sleep.