Taking a Sleep Disorder Medicine

There are many more options today when searching for a sleep disorder medication. In the past, the sleep disorder medications could be very addicting, so that the person who started to use them found that he was not able to sleep without them no matter how hard he tried. Today, there are medications that are not habit forming. There are also medications that are suited for a specific kind of sleep disorder so that the person is able to get the help that he needs to sleep through the night and feel rested in the morning. There are some sleep disorders like sleep apnea where the person does not need medication in most cases, but a steady flow of oxygen in the night, or the use of some devices which help to keep the airway open. In cases where the person has an anxiety related sleeping disorder, there are sleeping disorder medications that can help.

Types of Sleep Disorder Medicine

One type of sleep disorder medication that is used for insomnia is called Ambien. This sleep disorder medication used to run out in the night, causing the person to wake up and have to take another one. Today, the pills are slow release so that the person can get to sleep quickly and should sleep a full seven to eight hours during the night. There is also a spray that contains Ambien which is good for people who do not like to take the pill form.

Another type of sleep disorder medication is called Lunesta, which works in much the same way as Ambien. A person taking Lunestra needs to be careful to ensure that they are able to get the full seven to eight hours of sleep because waking up before then can make them feel very groggy and make it difficult to focus.

Rozerem is a new sleep disorder medication that is used primarily by people who find it difficult to fall asleep at night. It can be used in long term situations since it does not seem to be addictive. Sonata is another short term sleep disorder medication that is primarily for those who find it difficult to fall asleep at night but do not have problems with waking up during the night.

Older types of sleep disorder medications are called Benzodiazepines and antidepressants. Both of these drugs can cause dependence, meaning that the person taking them may not be able to fall asleep and stay asleep without them if taken for a long period of time. However, when someone suffers from such disorders as sleepwalking and night terrors, the Benzodiazepines have been very useful in treating them.