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With a international flight soon, i will try to get ativan for the flight. To sleep good while there, would 1-3 mg of melatonin or sonata (zaleplon) be better ?

With a international flight soon, i will try to get ativan for the flight. To sleep good while there, would 1-3 mg of melatonin or sonata (zaleplon) be better ?

I would start with: Melatonin taken about two hours before your desired bedtime. If that does not work, you can use 10 mg of sonata (zaleplon) if prescribed for you and in this situation i write may repeat x 1 if you wake up and have at least three hours of sleep time left, so you can take another and go back to sleep within about twenty minutes. Have a great flight and a happy new year. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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Why do sleep aides (benadryl, ambien, sonata (zaleplon) ,lunesta, prosom, elavil) not work for me?

Why do sleep aides (benadryl, ambien, sonata (zaleplon) ,lunesta, prosom, elavil) not work for me?

Different: Everyone is different. It also depends upon why you are having difficulty with sleep. If you suffer insomnia talk to your doctor about this. There are many medications that can be used for this disorder. ...Read more

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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.

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.

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! ...Read more

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When should I take my 20 mg. Sonata (zaleplon) if i want to be asleep by 9pm?

When should I take my 20 mg. Sonata (zaleplon) if i want to be asleep by 9pm?

Sonata: Addiction: Please note that if you take sonata (zaleplon) more than seven days in a row you are addicted. This is a very dangerous medication and i would hope you are using it only sparingly. Once you take sonata (zaleplon) you should be in bed. There are significant reports of sleep walking, sleep cooking, sleep driving, etc. Please be very careful. ...Read more

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If my body is immune to ambien, would it be a good idea to switch to sonata (zaleplon)?

Ambien (zolpidem): Substituting one sleep aid with another might be worth a try, but discuss your options with your prescribing doctor since there are many options. ...Read more

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I snorted sonata (zaleplon) and then i tried to get my nose clean. While cleaning i had a little blood from nose so what bad happens when you snort to sonata (zaleplon) ?

Addicted Brain: Regardless it surely sounds like you need drug treatment. Snorting sonata (zaleplon) is no joke. It is very common to become addicted to sonata (zaleplon) and other drugs like it on the market. And, many people in drug treatment programs are there for prescription drug misuse and abuse. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: sonata (zaleplon)?

Definition: Zaleplon (marketed under the brand names Sonata, (zaleplon) Starnoc and Andante) is a sedative-hypnotic, almost entirely used for the management/treatment of insomnia. It is a nonbenzodiazepine hypnotic from the pyrazolopyrimidine class. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would sonata (zaleplon) help with my Ambien tolerance?

Hi docs, would sonata (zaleplon) help with my Ambien tolerance?

No, I do not believe: It would work well. Work with a psychiatrist or sleep doc to transition you to another med like trazodone. You should have a psych eval and sleep to look into other causes of insomnia that may be underlying your dependence. Once off meds a trial of cognitive therapy for insomnia could be very helpful. Make sure you practice good sleep hygiene. ( google. This term or read one of dr heidi fowler's sleep hygiene posts right here on healthtap. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Hello. I have been snorting, sonata (zaleplon) for two month ireaaly am addicted and I have headaches what should I do? Ehat happens when you snort i mean bad?

Addiction Medicine: I would advise an immediate phone call to a medical detox center or an addiction medicine specialist. Please use the urgency you feel today to get yourself to the appropriate place to get real and lasting help. There is a very real miracle available to get you clean and keep you clean from this drug. ...Read more