What happens if you take Zopiclone and stay awake

Do you know about 33% adult population in the world suffers from insomnia? It is one of the most common sleeping disorders that our healthcare physicians primarily miss. If left untreated, insomnia can lead to depression, anxiety disorder, and substance abuse. If you are among the people who are suffering from the same issue. Don't worry. Our pharmacy has the right medication for you, specifically designed to treat insomnia, "Zopiclone". 

What is Zopiclone?

Zopiclone is a non-benzodiazepine hypnotic agent. It is a prescription drug mainly used to treat insomnia and Restless legs syndrome (RLS). Only take this medicine after consulting your doctor. People with severe liver or kidney disease should avoid this medication because it could cause serious side effects. 

How does Zopiclone affect your sleep?

Zopiclone is a sedative-hypnotic, which means it helps you fall asleep and stay asleep. It works by increasing the time you spend asleep and reducing other symptoms, such as agitation and sleep paralysis (the feeling that someone is sitting on your chest). Zopiclone may also help fix your sleep routine if you have trouble sleeping. 

What happens if you take Zopiclone and stay awake?

Zopiclone affects your brain's receptors for chemicals called neurotransmitters (e.g., serotonin). These neurotransmitters help regulate moods by affecting how you feel emotionally and how well you sleep at night--they enable us to feel happy, sad, angry, or afraid. They also cause our bodies' natural functions like breathing and heart rates (known as "fight-or-flight" responses) when threatened by danger, such as predators chasing us through forests at night!

If you still decide to take Zopiclone and stay awake regardless of feeling sleepy, you may experience the following symptoms:

  • A foggy vision
  • Drowsiness
  • Metallic taste in your mouth
  • Daytime sleepiness.
  • Dry mouth

So it would be best to sleep after taking Zopiclone. 

Can I intentionally stay awake after taking Zopiclone?

No, it is not recommended to stay awake intentionally after taking Zopiclone. The side effects of Zopiclone are insomnia and daytime sleepiness. If you take Zopiclone and stay awake all night, you may feel groggy the next day, especially if you've been drinking alcohol or taking other sedating drugs. This can happen because Zopiclone has a high affinity to GABA receptors in the brain; it blocks them from receiving signals from other neurotransmitters.

Suppose you have taken Zopiclone and went on a drive. Your foggy vision can cause an accident. You may end up sleeping in the driver's seat. Similarly, you should not walk on streets if you're groggy. You might end up getting hit by a car. 


Taking Zopiclone can be a daunting experience if you are not used to it. However, following our tips after consulting your general physician, you can get through the first few days of medication without any problems! Remember that staying awake after taking Zopiclone may cause side effects such as drowsiness, so make sure you take only what your doctor recommends.