SWIFantasian recently spoke with his doctor about taking temazepam for his severe stomach pains as a sedative and hypnotic. SWIF's doctor explained that Temazepam was the shortest acting benzo that existed apart from ones used purely for surgary. Looking at pharmapsyche's Benzo half life diagrams this isn't strictly true. SWIF is very confused. SWIF asked that maybe lorazepam would be effective as he had used this in hospital via IV administration and it was very effective but the doc said that this was a long acting benzo. SWIF is very confused. What benzo's are shorter acting than temazepam and could be used well for masking pain through sedation and amnesia and also promote sleep via hypnotic route.