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.

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