Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Bakersfield, Calif.
Lexxapro effected my sleeping habits, but not is the same way.
With lexxapro (I was on 10mg) I don't remember feeling very drowsy during the day or having any extra energy during the night, but I did have trouble falling asleep. I'd go to bed around my normal time and just lie there for 3-4 hours. It got to the point where I would put off going to bed for as long as I could because I didn't want to have to deal with the anxiety of wondering when I would finally fall asleep.
After several weeks, maybe a few months, it finally got better. Although it didn't help my depression much so my psych put me on wellbutrine, which had a similar effect on my ability to sleep. Again, after several weeks things finally got better.
My guess is your sleep habits will eventually get back to normal, though it may take as many as a few months.