The Dangers of Mixing Alcohol and Sonata
While Sonata can help temporarily alleviate insomnia symptoms, it does have the potential for recreational use. Sonata can cause feelings of euphoria or a pleasant sense of relaxation. When Sonata is used recreationally, it increases the likelihood of someone developing an addiction. Additionally, the drug can cause blackouts. People who use prescription sleep aids sometimes report instances of doing things without any memory. These blackouts can include sleepwalking, eating, or even driving. People are advised not to combine Sonata with any other substance and to only take it right before bed at the prescribed dose to reduce the risk of a blackout. Other side effects of Sonata use can include coordination impairment, slurred speech, muscle weakness, headaches and nausea.
Both alcohol and Sonata affect GABA in the brain and both depress the central nervous system. The effects of both substances are similar, and if they’re used together a person is likely to be very intoxicated. For example, a person missing these two substances may fall down or suffer a loss of motor control. When someone is heavily intoxicated, they’re at a greater risk of being involved in an accident or a dangerous situation. Mixing alcohol and Sonata can also increase the risk of a blackout.
Using Sonata on its own doesn’t carry a high risk of overdose. However, when alcohol and Sonata are used together this changes. Alcohol and Sonata can lead to overdoses and fatal respiratory depression. Since both substances depress the central nervous system, the combination can slow breathing and the heart rate. People may overdose from the dangerous combination and choke on their own vomit, experience brain damage, or die. Sonata should never be used with any other central nervous system depressant due to these dangerous consequences.
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