My guess is that it isnt keeping you asleep because the half-life of Lunesta is only 5-6 hours which is really short.You can try dosing 1 1/2 mg if that puts you to sleep.When you wake up take the other 1 1/2.OR you can remedy this by changing sleep medications.Restoril((temazepam) a benzodiazipine has a much loger half-life which is 10-40 hours depending on your bodies breakdown of the drug 30 mg is the highest dose and people have good success with this drug.Pro-som anotherbenzo has a half life of10-24 hours but the drug is rarely perscribed.And the 3rd is another benzo calledDoral(quazepam) which also has a long half-life but again it is an old benzo and doctors stay away from this drug.I tried it for a month and it leaves a mettalic taste in your mouth,Ive read other ppl saying the same thing.STAW AWAY from halcion which again is unpopular and has a half-life shorter then Lunesta,also Ambien has a short half-life but works great for some people and does nothing for others.Sonata(Zalepion) will have you awake in 2-3 hours it has the fastest half-life out of them all.3 mg's is the highest a doctor can perscribe by law,I wouldnt take more if I was you because you will just sleep deeper but just as short.My recomendation is Restoril(temazepam) 30 mg tell your doctor that you are waking up too early and somebody recommened it to you.I took it for a few years and it worked well with me much better than ambien.And if you getting 3 mg of lunesta he I dont see why he wouldnt put you on Restoril.Sorry about the length of my comment but 30 mg of restoril is your best bet.Hope this gave you some insight on sleep meds.
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