Sleeping Aids

When patients suffer from insomnia, their doctors prescribe certain drugs to treat this condition, and they should be taken right before the bedtime.

It’s not allowed to drive or do other things that require concentration after their use because their main effect is making users feel sleepy. Some of the most popular sleeping aids used by patients include:

  • Ambien, or Zolpidem, that works by helping people fall asleep and stay asleep longer (that’s why it’s not advisable to take these medications if you don’t plan to get a full night sleep);
  • Lunesta, or Eszopiclone, helps patients fall asleep faster and sleep for about 8 hours;
  • Rozerem, or ramelteon, is a popular sleeping aid that works a bit differently than others, because it’s targeted at people’s sleep-wake cycle without depressing their central nervous system;
  • Sonata, or zaleplon, is a new sleeping pill that remains active in the human body for a short period of time;
  • Silenor, or dozepine, is approved to be taken by those patients who have difficulty staying asleep;
  • Benzodiazepines are useful if you prefer sleeping aids to remain in the system longer;
  • Over-the-counter medications and antidepressants.

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