LSD and insomnia are linked together because the drug frequently creates restlessness and wakefulness. Other effects of LSD use include the following issues:
- Overpowering hallucinations
- Dry mouth
- Skyrocketing blood pressure
- Uncontrollable trembling
- Cold sweating
- Flashbacks of previous trips
Some of these effects are instantaneous, while others take years to develop.
What LSD Addiction Does
LSD is addictive to the mind, but not the body. Aside from being toxic, it does little harm to the body; the real harm is mental. It can cause the following psychological effects:
- Altering an individual’s beliefs
- Weakening judgments of safety
- Surfacing repressed memories
- Deluded thoughts of supernatural abilities
- Causing withdrawal from the real world into a drug-induced dreamland
- Making them neglect relationships, work and personal hygiene
- Getting less sleep at night
In addition to all of these effects, LSD addiction carries as much denial as any other addiction: users doubt that their lives have deteriorated in any way, or that the adverse effects are due to drugs.
LSD and Pre-existing Insomnia
Users do not often try LSD to help with insomnia. In fact, going to sleep after a dose of LSD is virtually impossible. The only reason that someone with insomnia might take LSD is if he has given up on sleep and wants something fun to do to pass the time. However, turning to such a potent, unpredictable drug for fun is foolhardy and can put the user in far greater discomfort than a simple lack of sleep.
Insomnia is torture. This may seem like strong wording to one who has never experienced insomnia, but remember the most recent night of sleeplessness and extend that feeling over multiple nights. Remembering the strenuous desire for sleep in one evening, you may then understand why sufferers from insomnia would feel tortured. Insomnia causes grumpiness, poor work performance, weakening of the immune system (leading to illness) and general pessimism with life. If you worry that LSD use will lead to insomnia, you are better off never touching the drug.
How to Escape LSD Addiction
If you are tired of the insomnia and other harmful effects of LSD use, please call our toll-free helpline immediately. We are available 24 hours a day to guide you in your search for effective treatment. Call today and let us help you escape LSD addiction.