A 31-year-old female asked:
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which is better for sleep and starting sleep ambien or lunesta (eszopiclone)?

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Dr. Karen Sibert
39 years experience Anesthesiology
Try other means 1st: The best sleep is natural sleep. If you're having trouble sleeping, try simple changes: don't go to bed if you're not sleepy, avoid caffeine and alcohol, and don't exercise late in the day. Stay off your computer or phone late in the evening; bright screens can interfere with natural sleep cycles. Try meds only under a doctor's care and for occasional, not daily use. Good luck!
Answered on Feb 22, 2014

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