While it did resolve sleep issues, it led to many other issues. Dosage & duration.5 mg taken 2x per day for the period of 6 days . me go to sleep faster, even better than the melatonin that I was taking before i went to bed. . Dosage & duration: mg to start of at taken about 2 times a day for the period of just started. Aug 13, - 1 Star 2 Stars 3 Stars 4 Stars 5 Stars This reader has a bad sleeping problem but is a benzodiazepine like lorazepam the best solution? A. Lorazepam (Ativan) is a benzodiazepine, meaning it belongs to a class For a while I was taking 2 or more mg. a night to get to sleep Dr. put me on mg. Mar 10, - Each Ativan (lorazepam) tablet, to be taken orally, contains mg, 1 mg, drowsiness, dizziness, tiredness;; blurred vision;; sleep problems.