A 48-year-old member asked:
Why do sleep aides ambien, lunesta, (eszopiclone) prosom work?
3 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 36 years experience
They slow: The activity of the brain which promotes sleep.
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Psychiatry 25 years experience
Sleep medications: They all work through their sedative/ hypnotic effect to promote sleep.
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Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
It would be best to discuss this with your Psychiatrist. If you are not confident with your Doctor see another for a second opinion. It's good to have a physical exam to rule out illness. Sleep is very important for physical and mental health. You may need a sleep study to determine why you can't sleep. Also consult with a Clinical Psychologist with expertise in multiple types of psychotherapy.
Reviewed Apr 28, 2021
Last updated Apr 28, 2021
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