What is the right sleeping medicine for me?
It is impossible to know the best hypnotic for you. Everyone is different. Some people take two sleeping medications, you said the Trazodone helps you fall asleep then perhaps you can continue with it and take a medication for people who have problems maintaining sleep. Restoril (temazepam) is a great option. It is a benzodiazepine, a class of drugs you have never taken for sleep. It is used for people who can’t fall asleep and for people who wake up. You could try Restoril alone and it it works you can stop the Trazodone but if you find the Restoril helps maintain sleep but not fall asleep then perhaps do Trazodone. Here is a list of US FDA approved medications for insomnia (all other drugs are NOT approved). All FDA approved drugs have been shown to treat insomnia by multiple studies The “Z” drugs: Sonata (zaleplon), Ambien (zolpidem), and Lunesta (eszopiclone). , Imovane/Zimovane (zopiclone) is another highly effective and commonly used “Z” drug but it is not available in The US Ben