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That is a very good question. As you have learned, not only is tramadol a very good pain reliever, but it can make you tired.
As far as a direct answer to your question: No, it is not a good idea to use tramadol as a sleep aide. Why? First of all, because there are many other medicines available that work better for helping you sleep.
Also, over time you can become not only psychologically but even physically addicted to this drug. It can also cause respiratory depression and even seizures.
As such, I would continue to use the tramadol for your pain control and ask your doctor about other agents, such as lunesta, to help you sleep.
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