Some of us may have heard about possibility of using Chloroform as a likely sleep aid option, akin to the use of over the counter sleep aids or other sleep medications. Chloroform does, or at least is known to, effectively induce sleep, by slowing down the central nervous system.
But is it a good idea to use Chloroform for sleep? Can this drug be used as a legitimate sleep aid?
A Big NO. Here is why:
Because of the high risk of its side effects, and high potential for abuse, Chloroform is not a legal sleep aid in many countries. The side effects - assuming accurate dosage is administered - include nausea, fatigue and dizziness.
For even a slight overdose, the side effects can be long-term and lethal - including kidney damage, liver damage, birth defects, or even death in some cases. Additionally, chloroform is known to be a highly addictive substance.
For these reasons, it is generally classified as a dangerous drug, and its use is limited to research and industrial purposes.
There are plenty of over the counter sleep aids that are likely safer and more readily available; but always consult a professional before using any of them.
These tips and ideas, when developed as a habit over a period of time, can help us get our well deserved shut-eye, in a much safer and non-controversial way.