Citation: Student. "Mild and Soothing: An Experience with Triazolam (Halcion) (exp85610)". Erowid.org. Jun 16, 2021. erowid.org/exp/85610
Due to the limited amount of information about Triazolam (Halcion) available, I felt the need to post this experience in full detail. I've been a fan of sleep-inducing pharmaceuticals for many years. Long, clean sleep is something I find myself taking for granted. I have had plenty of experiences with benzodiazepines, including Xanax, Valium, Klonopin, and now Halcion (Triazolam). Other substances I have used to induce similar effects in the past are Seroquel and Ambien, (also a fan of psychedelics: LSD, psilocyben, 2C-I). I am a moderate user of alcohol and smoke marijuana almost nightly.
A brief summary of the day and my intake leading up to the experience. From 3-10pm, I drank 5 beers, none exceeding 6% ABV, so I had a decent buzz throughout the evening. I ate a heavy dinner 2 hours before consumption of the Triazolam. I had two .25mg tablets of Triazolam in possession and decided to orally ingest only one, just incase the experience was more than what I expected.
I ingested the pill at 10:30pm and quickly prepared for a relaxing evening watching The Secret Life of Machines and Planet Earth. I laid down in bed right away and began watching. I found after about 20 minutes that a feeling of relaxation was slowly creeping through my body. I stayed in the same position for nearly 45 minutes before I looked at the clock and realized this. At 11:15pm, I was feeling the effects and a slight drowsiness was beginning to set in.
At this point, I decided to change the show and switched to Planet Earth. I decided that at the rate I was going, I would be in bed in no time. Since I was up, I loaded my very small pipe with enough weed (mid-grade, nothing to brag about) to cover (about 1/8 gram) and took 2 hits and set it aside. At this point I returned to the previous extended position on the bed and watched Planet Earth: Deserts. There was mild euphoria and complete relaxation. Quickly I began to fade with mild visual intensities (brightened, defined colors, strong glow from the monitor) and I remember predicting that I would be blacking out in the near future and I welcomed it. These are typical effects for me when inducing drowsiness. The narration of the show was no longer prominent. I could hear the female voice, but I could not truly listen. And then it happened... I woke up.
It was 8:48am whenever I woke up, feeling great with no 'hangover' like you may experience from other sleep aids. It would have been no later than midnight that I fell into my deep sleep. I felt no negative effects to this experience and was overall pleased. I wasn't looking for a recreational substance or an intense experience. The result was exactly what I was expecting, a good night's sleep.
To conclude, if I had an opportunity to obtain more, I would probably pass. The slight hangover/drowsiness I receive from an OTC sleep-aid (Diphenhydramine HCl or Doxylamine Succinate) is worth the overall cost and risk of obtaining a prescription drug.
NOTE: This prescription (two .25mg tablets of Triazolam) was originally intended to be used for a dental procedure in place of an anesthetic. In my opinion, I don't feel this to be a good alternative.
Thank you for reading. I hope this was helpful for your future decisions.
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