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Slepping pills, and they work by helping you to fall asleep and to stay asleep for about 8 hours.A common medication perscribed by MDs is Temazepam (under brands Normison, Temtabs, Euhypnos, Restoril, Remestan, Tenox and Norkotral) There are many different medications to treat insomnia but your physician will most likely advise life-style changes first. The physician will want a history of your sleeping problems. For example, are you having difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, how long have you been having sleeping difficulties. The list of medications that treat sleep disorders is lengthy, and includes drugs ranging from over the counter antihistamines such as Benadryl or Tylenol PM, or Phenergan, tricyclic antidepressants, such as Pamelor or Aventyl (nortiptyline), to traditional sleeping pills like Ativan (lorazepam). Hypnotics are very strong medications that can be highly addictive. They are used for severe insomnia and tend to have more side effects. They are used only on a short term basis. Anti-psychotics are often used off-label to treat severe insomnia, such as Seroquel (Quetiapine). Given at such a low dosage to their intended use they work only to induce sedation, and do not cause any effects that would be desired to treat psychotic disorders.

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