All insomnia medications should be taken shortly before bed. Do not attempt to drive or perform other activities that require concentration after taking an insomnia drug because it will make you sleepy and can increase your risk for accidents. Medications should be used in combination with good sleep practices.
Here are some medications that can be used to treat insomnia.
- Ramelteon (Rozerem)
- Zolpidem (Ambien, Edluar, Intermezzo, Zolpimist)
- Zaleplon (Sonata)
- Temazepam (Restoril)
- Eszopiclone (Lunesta)