Insomnia Topic Guide

Insomnia Insomnia: Insomnia affects most people at some point in their lifetime. Insomnia is actually a symptom of a condition, disease, or situation. Non-medical treatment of insomnia includes sleep hygiene, relaxation therapy, stimulus control, and sleep restriction. There are many medications that can be prescribed to a person with insomnia.

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Insomnia Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

ramelteon Ramelteon

Ramelteon is a sedative, also called a hypnotic. It works by affecting certain substances in your body that help regulate your "sleep-wake cycle."

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eszopiclone Eszopiclone

Eszopiclone is a sedative that is used to treat insomnia. This medicine causes relaxation to help you fall asleep and stay asleep...learn more »

zaleplon Zaleplon

Zaleplon is a sedative that is used to treat insomnia. This medicine causes relaxation to help you fall asleep and stay asleep...learn more »

zolpidem Zolpidem

Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia. The immediate-release forms of zolpidem are Ambien, Intermezzo, Edluar, and Zolpimist, which...learn more »

triazolam Triazolam

Triazolam is a benzodiazepine (ben-zoe-dye-AZE-eh-peen) that is used short term (7 to 10 days) to treat insomnia (trouble falling or staying asleep)...learn more »

temazepam Temazepam

Temazepam is a benzodiazepine (ben-zoe-dye-AZE-eh-peen) that is used short term to treat insomnia (trouble falling or staying asleep)...learn more »

diphenhydramine Diphenhydramine

Diphenhydramine is an antihistamine that is used to treat sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes, hives, skin rash, itching, and other cold or allergy symptoms./...learn more »