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A 31-year-old female asked:

What sedatives work best ambien cr, sonata, (zaleplon) lunesta, rozerem or silenor?i take restoril but doesn't work.i can't sleep unless i take an extra seroquel.

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Dr. Karen Sibert
Anesthesiology 39 years experience
Don't get dependent: Taking more and more sleep meds is a dangerous path. Figure out why you can't sleep; see your primary care md first. Eliminate caffeine; don't exercise too late in the evening; stay away from your cell phone and other bright screens just before going to bed. Don't go to bed until you're sleepy. May need referral to sleep lab. Try to get off all sleep meds. Good luck!
Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
INSOMNIA: Getting good night's sleep is important for physical & mental health. Insomnia might be due to several reasons. Have a physical exam to rule out illness. If cleared consult with a Clinical Psychologist with expertise in multiple types of psychotherapy that helps you benefit from medication prescribed by a Psychiatrist. If uncomfortable with your Dr. seek 2nd opinion. You may need a sleep study.

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