Which sedative is biggest for bi polar? Ambien, lunesta (eszopiclone) or silenor?

Biggest? I'm not sure what you mean by "biggest." strictly speaking, Ambien and Lunesta (eszopiclone) are not sedatives. They are meant to put you to sleep, not calm or relax you. Silenor is sedating and works like an antihistamine (like benadryl). None are treatments for bipolar disorder. Which is likely to be more effective for *you* depends on what kind of insomnia, and your individual responses to these meds.

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What is the best sedative for bi polar? Can't sleep. I've heard of Ambien cr and lunesta (eszopiclone)

There really isn't 1. Best sleep medicine for bipolar disorder. There are many medications that drs use to treat sleep such as zolpidem (ambien or Ambien cr), Eszopiclone (lunesta), Ramelteon (rozerem), zaleplon (sonata), silenor (doxepine), antidpressants ; benzodiazapines. Antidepressants would not be on the top of my list to give with bipolar disorder. Your dr/ psychiatrist can help determine the best med for you. Read more...
No best medicine. I am not sure that there is any specific study indicating the absolute best medication for sleep for the collective of patients with bipolar disorder. Among the likely candidates however there are ziprasidone, olanzapine, and quetapine and specifically these medications also have a characterized capacity to treat mood disturbances attributable to bipolar disorder. Read more...

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...

If you take 3mg lunesta (eszopiclone) and 10mg Ambien is that ok? I took them an hour apart because lunesta (eszopiclone) didnt feel like it wAs working.

Would not advise. It is NOT a wise idea to mix sleeping pills as there is a distinct risk of possible apnea. Please contact your physician today and find out why you have a sleep disorder. Read more...

How much more efficacious is suvorexant than Ambien or lunesta (eszopiclone)?

Unknown. As far as i know, suvorexant is not yet on the market in the us. Read more...
Hard to say. If sleep is a pbm the 1st thing to do is work on getting on a regular slee-p cycle, same wake and sleep times, dark, quiet, comfortable and coolish environment , avoid bright light 1 hr prior to be ( surpresses your melatonin -which helps you fall asleep) and supplement with 4-500mg of magnesium gluconate or citrate. Read more...

Ambien and lunesta (eszopiclone) can't help me sleep anymore, what other medicine can I get my doctor to prescribe?

Insomnia. Insomnia can be frustrating. But medications are only part of the treatment. Good sleep hygiene is key. Try to avoid electronics, nicotine, alcohol, caffeine, vigorous exercise, bright lights, ; large meals prior to bedtime. Regularize your sleep ; wake up times. Understanding why you have insomnia can be effective in treating it. A sleep medicine specialist can help with figuring that out. Read more...

Why won't doctors prescribe halcyon or Valium for chronic insomnia when ambien and lunesta (eszopiclone) won't work?

Hippocratic oath. 1st Do no harm. Medications are not really the best sleep answer. Need to have regular wake and sleep times, , cool, dark comfy quiet environment .Develop about a 30min relaxation process used ROUTINElY, try 4-500mg magnesium gluconate, or citrate. Avoid caffeine and other activators close to bedtime. melatonin may be useful if mg not sufficient .lite carbohydrate snack might be helpful. Read more...

Which is more powerful Ambien or lunesta (eszopiclone)?

Neither. Zolpidem (Ambien) and eszopiclone (Lunesta) are medications used on a short-term basis for insomnia. Both act at the benzodiazepine receptor although they are not chemically in the benzodiazepine class. They are generally useful for early insomnia (getting to sleep). Neither is more "powerful", but effect depends on dose, and sometimes one works for a patient and the other doesn't. Read more...

Which is best for sleep Ambien or lunesta (eszopiclone)?

Which ever one works. Best for you. Both can be effective and both have side effects. Medications effect each person differently. Read more...
Both effective. Some pts complain of a metallic taste with lunesta@//taking it with juice gets rid of it. Read more...
Ambien (zolpidem) stronger. In my experience Ambien (zolpidem) is more potent and may have more side effects. I don't recommend making a habit of taking either one on a regular basis. Read more...