The latest drugs for anxiety would be in the antidepressant category, but they aren't necessarily going to treat the sleep problem unless it also stems from the anxiety. Otherwise, you benefit from a low dose benzodiazepine such as Ativan or another category of drug such as Seroquel. Another possibility is Trazadone. It really depends on the severity and cause of your symptoms. I would consult a doctor and let them sort out the best avenue for your particular problems.
Those two things are often tied together. There isn't one drug for anxiety, not everyone responds the same to them. Buspar is my favorite for people to try because it isn't a benzo and prevents anxiety not treats it after it happens. For a sleep disorder I would never recommend seroquel its an anti psychotic and has some pretty nasty and possibly permanent side effects. I take melatonin. I prefer the extended release so I don't wake in the middle of the night.
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