Benzodiazepines have an anaesthetic effect. There are various types of benzodiazepine with different strengths and duration of effectiveness. Whether a substance is sleep-inducing or sedating depends on how much and how long you take it.
- At first use, you sleep better and reduce feelings of anxiety and stress. You become drowsy and you are unable to concentrate as well.
- With daily use, the effects decrease after a while. You then have to take more to feel the same effect. Use for weeks on end is therefore not recommended
- If you use for a longer period of time, you will experience fewer benefits and more unpleasant side effects.