There is a lot of controversy in my mind regarding this category of drugs. I have never seen them be very useful. Although the side effects are not severe, they just don’t seem to have much effect other than making you a little drowsy. I am not adamantly against them, I just happen to think it makes things a little more complicated. Do note though that Soma is a drug to be avoided. It metabolizes into a short-acting barbiturate and is extremely habit-forming.