Sleeping tablets my cause you to be drowsy the next day or to be clumsy and confused in the night. Your body also becomes used to them and some people actually become dependant.
I took some sleeping tablets years ago and I only took them for a short time and I still woke to my daughter easily and I stayed on the tablets for a few weeks and then that was it. This may not always be the case – picking one that is suitable to every type of body – is crucial.
My Dad takes sleeping tablets due to his arthritis and I remember he asked me a few years ago if he could have a few of my sleeping tablets (because I was once taking them – he assumed I still was!!!!). I told him I stopped taking them years ago and I am not keen to try it again. My Dad seemed quite horrified that I didn’t’ t have any anymore. As a parent I would have felt relieved if my son or daughter stopped their need for sleeping tablets.