Zopiclone is one of the most widely prescribed generic sleeping medications worldwide. Zopiclone sleeping tablets are available in a 7,5mg dosage.
Zolpidem is used for short-term treatment of insomnia a difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, or early awakening. Zolpidem is the generic name for Ambien which is the No 1 sleeping pill in the USA.
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Temazepam is used for the relief of insomnia (difficulty in falling asleep, waking up frequently at night, or waking up early in the morning). It belongs to a class of drugs known as benzodiazepines. Temazepam is one of the most popular sleeping tablets available on the market today.
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Dalmane is used for the short-term treatment of patients with trouble sleeping (insomnia). It is generally used for 7-10 days. It may help you fall asleep faster and decrease the number of times you awaken during the night. It may also help you sleep for a longer period of time. Dalmane belongs to a class of medications called sedative/hypnotics. It acts on your brain to produce a calming effect.
Restoril is used for the relief of insomnia (difficulty in falling asleep, waking up frequently at night, or waking up early in the morning). It belongs to a class of drugs known as benzodiazepines. Restoril is the brand name of the generic sleeping tablet Temazepam. Restoril sleeping tablets are available in a 30mg dosage.
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Ambien is the No 1 sleeping pill in the USA. Ambien is used for short-term treatment of insomnia a difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, or early awakening. A relatively new drug, it is chemically different from other common sleeping tablets such as Halcion and Dalmane. Ambien sleeping tablets are available in either 5mg or 10mg dosages.
Sonata is prescribed for people who have trouble falling asleep at bedtime. Because it has a short duration of action, it doesn't help those who suffer from frequent awakenings during the night or those who wake too early in the morning. It is intended only for short-term use (7 to 10 days). Sonata is very fast-acting and should be taken only at bedtime. Sonata sleeping tablets are available in a 1mg dosage.
Lunesta sleeping tablets are prescribed for insomnia, defined as the inability to fall asleep or stay asleep. Lunesta is used for adults who have trouble getting to sleep, wake frequently during the night, or wake up too early in the morning.
EsZopiclone is prescribed for insomnia, defined as the inability to fall asleep or stay asleep. EsZopiclone is used for adults who have trouble getting to sleep, wake frequently during the night, or wake up too early in the morning.
Top selling sleeping tablets in Japan and the Far East, manufactured by Sanofi Aventis. Amoban was developed to treat sleeping disorders and all types of insomnia, especially when it's difficult to fall asleep, either initially or after early awakening.
Zaleplon is prescribed for people who have trouble falling asleep at bedtime.Zaleplon is the generic name for the brand of sleeping tablets called Sonata.Because Zaleplon has a short duration of action, it doesn't help those who suffer from frequent awakenings during the night or those who wake too early in the morning.
In a ideal world perfect sleeping tablets would cause sleep, but have no possible problems. However, there are no perfect sleeping tablets on the market - all sleeping tablets whether prescription or non prescription have side effects.
Possible problems when taking sleeping tablets include the following:
Drowsiness. It is very common to feel drowsy the next day. You may not be safe to drive or to operate machinery.
Clumsiness. If during the night if you have to get up you may also feel drowsiness and confusion.
Tolerance. With benzodiazepines and Z drug sleeping tablets, if you
take them each night, your body becomes used to them. This means that, in time, the
usual dose has no effect. You then need a higher dose for it to work. It only
takes between 3-14 days of continued use to become 'tolerant' to a benzodiazepine
or Z drug sleeping tablets.
Dependence. Some people become dependent to benzodiazepines or Z
drugs quite quickly. This means that withdrawal symptoms occur if the tablets are stopped
suddenly. Withdrawal symptoms include anxiety, shaking, or just feeling awful.
Lets look at the different types of sleeping tablets.
Benzodiazepines and Z drugs
Benzodiazepines include temazepam, flurazepam, loprazolam, lormetazepam, and
nitrazepam. They are sometimes used as sleeping tablets. They are usually only available on
prescription. Other related drugs called zaleplon, zolpidem, and zopiclone are also sleeping
tablets, but strictly speaking are not benzodiazepines. They are known as the Z drugs.
However, they act in a similar way (they have a similar effect on the brain cells as
These drugs are commonly used to treat allergies such as hay fever. However, drowsiness
is a side-effect of some antihistamines, for example, promethazine. This 'side-effect' is
useful in some people who have difficulty sleeping with their allergy. An antihistamine is the
active ingredient of some sleeping tablets that you can buy from pharmacies without a
prescription. Antihistamines are not as powerful as benzodiazepines or Z drugs at causing
Melatonin is, strictly speaking, not a 'sleeping tablet'. Melatonin is a naturally occurring
hormone made by the body. The level of melatonin in the body varies throughout the day. It
is involved in helping to regulate the 'circadian rhythms' (daily cycles) of various functions in
the body. A melatonin supplement is sometimes advised in older people (more than 55
years of age) with persistent insomnia. The recommended duration of treatment is for three
Chlormethiazole, chloral, and barbiturates are old fashioned sleeping tablets. They are not
commonly used these days as benzodiazepines and Z drugs are usually preferred.
Sleeping tablets are considered a 'last resort' if you have poor sleep (insomnia). They are
sometimes prescribed for a short period to get over a particularly bad spell of insomnia.
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