Behavioral interventions are the mainstay of treatment for insomnia, however pharmacological agents are often used. The best course of action is determining if patients struggle with sleep onset or sleep maintenance issues and address them accordingly.
Many patients try over the counter, off label, or non FDA approved medications, but we try to recommend and prescribe FDA approved medications for insomnia and for improved sleep.
Examples include: Melatonin Time Release (TR), Ramelteon (Rozerem), Doxepin (Silenor), Suvorexant (Belsomra), Lemborexant (Dayvigo), and “hypnotic Z-drugs,” such as Zolpidem (Ambien) and Eszopiclone (Lunesta). We do not recommend Benzos such as Temazepam (Restoril), Alprazolam (Xanax), or other.
The use of these medications for sleep or any medication for any condition is best utilized under the guidance and direction of a physician and we are happy to help give our expertise so that you may get better sleep, but also do it in a safe and secure manner.