I have been waking up several times a night itching. I really don't know if or how much sleep I am getting. This waking up thing is different than anything I have experienced before. Best I can tell I sleep well for only a few hours at best. I am on night 4 of taking Belsomra.
Not likely . Do you have any liver issues ? Do you consume alcohol with these pills or drink alcohol in excess often ?
An interesting drug but in essence is the same premiss as other sleep medications with a pretty unique MOA It acts to keep you asleep by working on your orexin (wake up) receptors.
Have you always had sleeping problems ? If you have been able to sleep in the past it is likely you are not one of the 5% of insomnia patients that would warrant a sleep medication prior to a trial of COBT-I therapy . Sleep restriction with CBT , stimulus control, and sleep hygiene are accepted as being a better alternative for first line treatment and correction vs "management" through sedation (drugs working on GABA (go to sleep /same receptors of ETOH /reason you get sleepy wnd relaxed ) the new MOA of suroxevant or old school meds .
- Belsomra Information for Consumers
- Belsomra Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Belsomra (detailed)
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