Is amitriptlyne a sleeping tablet?

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Is amitriptyline a sleeping tablet that affect the stages of sleep? I don't want to take it if it is because I hear for a truly refreshing night's sleep one should go through all of the natural cycles of sleep-eg REM etc.

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    No it's not a sleeping tablet but it could make you drowsy but so do lots of other prescribed medication (and over the counter as well).
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    Hi godbless,

    I am very lucky i can sleep on a washing line, and when i stop taking my amtrip, (it had stopped helpping me. But was really good when i needed it)

    I was worried it may have broken my original sleep patterns. I needn't of worried i'm back to sleeping very well just not as long. Which is good beauces i could sleep 17 hours out of 24... good luck i hope this has helped. xxsan

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    Hi agree with what has been said. I have only taken it for two weeks as a painkiller and it has definitely made me feel drowsy. I firstly took it at bedtime but was feeling groggy in the morning but am now taking it with my evening meal and am fine in the morning.  

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