Trazodone (desyrel) is a sleep aid?

Technically not. But it is often used off label for sleep and works very well in many patients for sleep. It is fda approved as an antidepressant.

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Is it abnormal for a child 6 years old to be taking "trazodone" as a sleep aid?

Yes. Of course it is. But it still may be necessary. This question requires consultation with the prescribing doctor. Read more...

What puts you to sleep faster? 150 mg Trazodone or lunesta (eszopiclone) 3 mg? Which med is a stronger sleep aid?

Lunesta (eszopiclone) Trazodone was originally introduced as an antidepressant, but was found to help induce normal sleep. Lunesta (eszopiclone) was developed for use in chronic primary insomnia, and has demonstrated rapid onset, adequate duration, and no significant tolerance or side effects over time. . Read more...

Does trazodone mimic real sleep better than any other sleep aid? Will I eventually be able to sleep without it one day?

It is possible. . All psychotropic meds can affect sleep architecture to some degree. Trazodone can impair the ability of your brain to create new connections at night. If the cause of your insomnia is treated, you may not need meds. Try to avoid strenuous activities, nicotine, caffeine or eating right before sleep. Consider meditation or listening to relaxing music before u sleep. Exercise regularly in the am. Read more...

I take trazodone 100 mg for sleep, but it is not working as well after a year. Are there any other effective sleep aids?

Sleep hygiene . But short time aid could be melatonin or Ambien (zolpidem) . The may help you fall asleep. Definitely need sleep hygiene and echocardiogram since you have HTN and peripheral edema. Read more...
Bipolar Disorder. I am in full agreement with sleep hygiene suggestions -- and am also concerned because your patient information lists "bipolar disorder." sleep problems can warn of a hypomanic or manic episode developing -- and if you have more depression too, it warrants seeing your psychiatrist for a thorough re-check. To me, that needs to come first before any new medications. Be well. Read more...

Today I was prescribed desyrel (trazodone) for my supposed insomnia to help me get better sleep. Is it okay if I take this at night in conjunction with zoloft?

Yes. Both medications affect serotonin and if someone is on too many serotonin drugs they can become confused, sweat too much, become restless etc (see serotonin syndrome) however with just the zoloft and Desyrel (trazodone) this would be exceptionally unlikely. We combine the two meds all the time. I hope you sleep well! Read more...
Depends on the dose. Usually both are compatible with a smaller dose for the desyrel (trazodone). It may enhance the effectiveness of treatment in 2 ways by a direct chemical effect & by just providing for better sleep. Read more...
Trazodone/zoloft. Both are antidepressants belonging to different group, and can be used together, with low dose of trazodone being given as add-on to help sleep. Read more...