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Sleeping pills FAQs

  • How should I take sleeping pills?

    It is usually a good idea to take sleeping pills on an empty stomach just before you go to bed. Eating food with the pill may cause heartburn and indigestion, as the food may move up toward your esophagus while you sleep. Take medicine exactly as prescribed and not before you will drive or perform other tasks that require alertness. Taking medicines for complex sleep-related behaviors just before you go to bed is usually a good idea.

  • Who shouldn’t take sleeping pills?

    You should be careful with certain types of sleep medicines if you have a history of drug dependence. These prescription drugs may cause a recurrence of your addictions. This can lead to dependence and even worsen the sleep difficulties you already experience. Do not take antidepressant sleeping pills if you are already using medication to treat depression.

  • How long does it take for sleeping pills to work?

    Sleeping pills usually provide a fast action, which is why you should take the drug just before you go to bed. In most cases, you should start to experience the effects of the pills within 30 minutes to an hour.

  • What should I avoid with sleeping pills?

    You should avoid using other medications that also have sedative effects. It is also important to avoid drinking caffeine or another substance that can keep you awake too close to your dose of the sleeping pill. This can adversely affect your ability to get a full night's sleep.

  • What is the best pill to make you sleep?

    Sedative hypnotics are a go-to option for most people and are considered somewhat safer than benzodiazepines. It is, however, important to consider underlying causes too. Treating sleeplessness with certain antidepressants is a good choice for people who have depression and related symptoms.

  • What sleeping pills make you fall asleep fast?

    Both benzodiazepines and Z-pills are quite effective at helping you fall asleep faster at night. Antidepressants with sedative effects are also effective but may take a little longer to produce the sleepy feeling.

  • Is it harmful to take sleeping pills every night?

    It depends on the specific type of drug that you want to use. Some drugs are habit-forming. This can cause dependence and result in more sleep difficulties when you stop taking sleep medicine. Antidepressants are a long-term treatment solution and are generally safe to take every night.

About sleeping pills

Sleeping pills are medications designed to help induce sleep in individuals who have sleep disorders or find it difficult to fall asleep at night. They’re often prescribed to help treat insomnia and other sleep disorders, but they’re used for other conditions as well. There are different types of sleep medication options that a healthcare provider may consider. The therapeutic management of sleep disorders with prescription sleeping pills depends on the reason why the individual experiences these problems. Some medications specifically target problems like chronic insomnia, but a healthcare provider will often also consider the underlying cause that may contribute to the poor sleep wake cycle that the patient experiences.

There are many cases where mental health conditions are the cause behind a sleep disorder. In these situations, the healthcare provider may choose to address the mental health disorders that the patient experiences, which may help to improve sleep in the process.

What sleeping pills treat

The most common condition treated with sleeping pills is insomnia. The drugs are designed to either induce a sedated state or to assist in calming the mind when individuals experience problems like anxiety or stress at night.

Some sleeping pills may also be helpful in the treatment of conditions like depression, anxiety disorders, and other mental health problems that the patient struggles with.

Types of sleeping pills available online

There are three main types of prescription sleeping pills that a healthcare provider may consider providing to a patient when they have trouble sleeping. When it comes to a prescription sleeping pill, the healthcare provider may choose to provide the patient with sedatives, benzodiazepines, or antidepressants that produce sedative effects in the patient. A thorough investigation of the underlying causes can help to provide the right sleep medications for the patient's condition.

  • Sedative hypnotics (Z-drugs)

    Sedative hypnotics often referred to as Z-drugs, are most often used to treat insomnia that may not be related to a mental health condition. These drugs are sometimes also classified as nonbenzodiazepine prescription sleeping pills. They do have some similarities to how benzodiazepine drugs work when it comes to helping a patient improve their sleep. . Sedative hypnotic medication falls under the category of controlled substances, which we cannot prescribe online.

    Since sedative hypnotics work on certain chemicals in the brain, it is usually advised to only use these as short-term treatment solutions. If the patient uses the medication for the treatment of long-term insomnia, they may develop a dependency on the drugs. This can worsen chronic insomnia that the patient already experiences.

    Examples of Z-drugs include:



    There is also a Zolpidem extended-release capsule that can help patients who have trouble staying asleep throughout the night. This prescription sleeping pill will continuously release small amounts of the active chemical to ensure you remain asleep for an adequate period of time during the night.

  • Benzodiazepines

    Medications classified as benzodiazepines are often used for anxiety disorders. Benzodiazepines fall under the category of controlled substances, which we cannot prescribe online.

    Sleep medication classified as benzodiazepines mainly works by having a depressing effect on the central nervous system. When these drugs depress the central nervous system, the patient starts to feel calmer. Some people also feel sleepy when they take a benzodiazepine. This is why they are sometimes used as sleeping pills. By producing a calming effect, you may find that you feel asleep faster.

    Taking sleeping pills that are classified as benzodiazepines are only for short-term usage. They can have an impact on your sleep quality if you take these drugs for too long. This is why your doctor may advise you to use this type of prescription sleeping pill only for a few weeks. The doctor will likely also provide you with other prescription medications to help address the underlying medical issues that are causing you to experience sleepless nights. This may include the use of benzodiazepine sleep medications, along with antidepressants that are able to treat both depression and anxiety at the same time.

    Examples of benzodiazepines that can be considered prescription sleeping pills include:





  • Antidepressants

    In some cases, a healthcare provider may prescribe antidepressants as a treatment solution for chronic insomnia. This is usually a more appropriate long-term solution, as there is no significant risk of abuse and misuse of antidepressants. This is especially true when compared to sleep medications with sedative effects classified as benzodiazepines.

    When the doctor provides prescription sleeping pills in the form of antidepressants, they will use specific drugs known to have a sedative effect on the patient. The use of antidepressants as prescription sleeping pills is not FDA-approved but has become widespread off-label use.

    Examples of antidepressant sleeping pills include:

How sleeping pills work

Since there are different kinds of sleeping pills on the market, it is important to note that they work in various ways. The most common mechanism by which taking sleeping pills help is due to the sedative effects that they have. This means they make you feel sleepy, which allows you to fall asleep in less time when you get to bed. There are also some of these pills that can provide significant improvements in your sleep quality.

Some sleep pills are only for the short-term treatment of insomnia. You may be advised to stop taking sleeping pills after a few weeks. This also accounts for many of the OTC sleep aids that are available. Long-term solutions in terms of sleep medicine usually look at the reason why you have trouble sleeping.

  • Side effects of sleeping pills

    When taken as prescribed, sleeping pills are generally well tolerated. However, they can still cause some side effects.

    The side effects depend on the specific drug you use to maintain sleep. Some medicines may improve sleep by making you fall asleep faster, but they may not significantly enhance the sleep quality you experience.

    Common side effects associated with Z-drugs and benzodiazepines include:

    Some people may experience changes in how they behave or think, especially shortly after they take these drugs. Hallucinations have also been reported among individuals who use these drugs to help them sleep.

    When antidepressants with sedative properties are used for sleep maintenance, you may experience the following side effects:

    • Changes in bowel movements

    • Weight changes

    • An irregular heartbeat

    • Feeling dizzy

    • Headaches

    • Dry mouth

    • Nausea

    While it is rare, there is a risk of experiencing suicidal thoughts while on antidepressants. It is crucial to be on the lookout for these symptoms. Should you experience suicidal thoughts, consult with your healthcare provider immediately.

  • Sleeping pills risk

    Sleeping pills are generally safe, but there are some risks if you have other medical conditions or take certain medications.

    Before you take a prescribed sleeping pill, be sure to tell your doctor if you have any of the following conditions or issues:

    • A history of alcohol or drug dependence and abuse

    • Experienced allergic reactions to sleeping pills in the past

    • Have a medical history of suicidal thoughts or attempts

  • Sleeping pills, drug interactions 

    When you begin a new medication, make sure to tell your doctor about any other medications, supplements, or herbs you’re taking.

    Sleeping pills can interact with drugs that are known to create a higher state of alertness. If you combine these pills with other drugs that also produce a sedative effect, then you may find that you experience more of the side effects associated with these medications.

    You should also be careful about mixing these medicines with herbal and dietary supplements, especially if you use these for the treatment of insomnia. Certain herbal supplements may affect how sleep aids affect you.

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