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.

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

They can. but can be addictive so precautions and if have sleep apnea[stop breathing when snore] can make it worse. try benadryl (diphenhydramine) and eat carbohydrate snack before bed like peanut butter/milk . try melatonin too 10 mg/night. good sleep habits, dark quiet room ext. Read more...

Do nonbenzodiazepines z drugs like Ambien and lunesta (eszopiclone) disrupt sleep architecture?

Yes. Actually, Ambien and Lunesta (eszopiclone) are benzodiazepines they have more specific activity for selective receptors directed at sedation, and have a short half life or time in your system, but they affect sleep architecture just like other benzodiazepines or alcohol, just in a milder manner. Read more...

Do nonbenzodiazepine z drugs like lunesta (eszopiclone) and Ambien disrupt sleep architecture?

Yes-with chronic use. Good question. The "z drugs" disrupt sleep less than benzodiazepines but there is evidence that there is some disruption with chronic use that becomes a big problem when people try to stop taking these drugs. See http://www.Mylwi.Com/ehealth-newsletter/why-you-shouldnt-confuse-ambien-use-with-sleep/ & http://weeksmd.Com/2013/04/sleeping-pills-and-death/ & http://bit.Ly/17uogmu for details. Read more...
Yes. There are side effects with all sleep medications, including above. There are also issues with memory loss and sleep walking and sweating and more. Melatonin is otc and probably safer, best to check with a certified sleep doc. It is exciting that the smart phones will be able to monitor sleep much better in the future. Then you will get an answer. Meanwhile, an ambulatory sleep monitor will do. Read more...

Lunesta (eszopiclone) didn't put me to sleep but made me sleepy all the next day. Keep trying or change back to ambien?

Have you worked on. Your sleep hygiene as well? 1.Keep regular bed ; waking time (even weekends). Rise same time each day, regardless of time you fell asleep. 2. Develop relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath/shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in dark, quiet, cool room w comfortable mattress ; pillows. 4. Bedroom is only for sleep ; sex. No work materials, computers, ; tv in room. 5. >. Read more...
Sleep Medications. I understand your concern. About sleep. Chronic pain and obesity can affect the sleep. It is likely that you have developed tolerance to sleep medications. Without the sleeping pill, you might find it difficult to sleep. That could be a sign of a physical or emotional dependence or both. Please see your physician for diagnosis and treatment of your condition including relaxation, visual imagery. Read more...
Perhaps Sonata (zaleplon) Good sleep hygiene is, in my opinion, essential. These links may be helpful: http://www.Creativebalance.Com/sleep.Html and http://www.Stanford.Edu/~dement/howto.Html. It has also been my experience that Lunesta just doesn't work as well for for many people as Ambien or sonata (zaleplon). If you have been using good sleep hygiene and Ambien was causing some kind of problem, ask your dr. About sonata (zaleplon). Read more...

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

Consider evaluation. The key to treating and saw me 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. . Read more...

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...

I've tried otc sleep aids and 6mg lunesta (eszopiclone) and 20mg of ambien. What other sleep medications are available I could try?

NONE. Get a sleep study to rule out OSA. Consider exercise, meditation, prayer, progressive relaxation and keep a sleep journal. Consult a clinical psychologist and consider hypnotherapy. Read " The Relaxation Response" by Herbert Benson,M.D.. Get off all sleeping medicines. Read more...