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Lorazepam 0.5 mg

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I've been occasionally taking generic Ativan or Lorazepam. I am taking 0.5mg and am experiencing some issues with taking it before bed as I tend to wake up more when I take it before bedtime. I have a lot of anxiety in the evenings and when the sun sets. It seems very cyclical in nature and I suffer from pretty severe seasonal affective disorder. Is there a chance that could be causing me to wake up while sleeping? I am having trouble with sleep maintenance with sleep apnea as well, so there's a lot of 'moving parts' if you will that I can't figure out what is doing what. I also just started Lexapro 10 mg and last night was my second night of 10 mg of Escitalopram Oxalate/[Lexapro generic]. I'm doing my best to figure out what is causing me to wake up so frequently while sleeping but all I can think of is sleep apnea and chronic stress. I have had panic attacks a lot while trying to onset sleep and it feels like my blood pressure goes up but not heart rate. I get sort of clammy/sweaty and my body has the sensation of like a monster being in the room where I'm almost too afraid to move. It happens as I'm drifting off to sleep most noticeably. I sometimes get so afraid of the pre-bed anxiety that I avoid going to bed sometimes for 20 hours or more. What could be causing this? I am trying to provide the best information I can, but I just am curious if others know if Lorazepam can cause awakenings in the late night/early morning hours? Are there better alternatives that I could pursue instead of relying on Ativan for sleeping every night?
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