... to take it.This pill works by stopping your wake cycle which is supposed to keep you asleep. Im currently taking Ambien 10 mg but only get 3 to 4 hours of sleep tops
Sleep maintenace may be Ambien's deiciency, it's meant to be short acting. Some may need 20 mg Belsomra or more. Personally, it appears to work better for sleep maintenence than sleep onset, doesn't seem to help w/ falling asleep, but does w/ staying asleep, may help to combine w/ something sedating like antihistamine, maybe trazadone or possibly short acting zolpidem (ambien) before bedtime. Webmd forum has more reviews.
I've found Ambien 10mg to be the best sleep inducing product on the market. However, the company recently reduced the allowable dosage for women to 5mg which just doesn't do it for me. Since I had my massive heart event last June I have not taken it at all. I'm happy to be off it since I take so many other meds now. But, one thing that really helps me fall asleep is Benedryl, and it does not interfere with my other meds. I also take Melatonin and Valerian at night. I sleep better now than I have for years. If you are trying to fall asleep, it's important to have a dark room, and allow the meds to work as your body slows down. Light causes your "awake" part of your brain to stay active which defeats the purpose of any sleep aid.
It sounds that if you are anxious or anxious about sleep for that matter you may suffer from a psychophysiologic sleep disorder and not necessitate medication therapy . A trial of sleep restriction , cognitive behavioral "sleep" therapy , stimulus control, and sleep hygiene would likely benefit you prior to considering medications. This is based on guidelines from both the American Academy of sleep medicine as well as the American academy of physicians 2016 guidelines
I just stopped taking generic Ambien at the behest of my better half and am now on Belsomra. Ambien was faster acting, but not always effective. At least once a week, it failed to induce sleep. Belsomra takes up to 90 minutes to work for me.
Ambien: sleep quality was excellent (on the nights that it worked), but sleep quantity was fair to good. I used to sleep-eat.
Belsomra: sleep quantity is great, but quality is not there (see below).
I now have to get up to use the restroom nightly and can be disturbed by my beloved's snoring more easily. I have actually been able to go to sleep without it when I am truly tired now.
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