Discussions that mention atenolol

Heart Disorders board

ABSOLUTELY beta-blockers can cause insomnia.

I cannot sleep more than 3 fitful hours a night if I take beta blockers. I spent a whole month of sleepless misery before I realized it was the atenolol I was taking that was the casue.

I'm glad that I could help.

Usually the only way we can answer the question "Is this drug causing condition X" is to stop the drug and see. Very few drugs a so important that they can't be done without for such a trial: certainly none of the antihypertensives.

Which beta-blocker is he taking? A short acting one like propranolol or straight metoprolol can be taken morning and afternoon and STILL allow for good sleep but atenolol is 24 hours, and nadolol is about a WEEK!:dizzy: