Xanax treats anxiety disorders and panic disorders (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Alprazolam is in a class of medications called benzodiazepines. It works by reducing abnormal arousal in the brain.
Is Xanax for sleep or anxiety?
Xanax is usually prescribed for anxiety. The FDA has not approved its use to treat insomnia. Doctors prescribe Xanax for short periods (up to 6 weeks) due to its addiction.
Does Xanax make you sleep faster?
Alprazolam is a potent depressant that can induce feelings of sedation, hypnosis, and fatigue. It can effectively be a sleep aid when taken 20-60 minutes before bed. However, it may not be the most effective option for long-term sleep problems.