A member asked:

Ambien, prosom, restoril, and lunesta (eszopiclone) don't work for me. what sleeping pills could i take that would work?

2 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Brent Peters answered

Specializes in Pulmonary Critical Care

The key to treating insomnia is finding the underlying cause. Some patients have insomnia because they are born with it but most patients have insomnia secondary to another medical issue. Commonly this includes anxiety/depression but medical issues such as pain and reflux can keep people awake at night. Biofeedback may be superior to pills. Consider an evaluation by a sleep specialist.

Answered Jun 7, 2021



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Dr. Judith Tellerman answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

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.

Answered Feb 1, 2021



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