Because of the unique ability for a sleep aid to quickly and effortlessly induce sleep they are often called insomnia helpers. Insomnia affects 1 in 3 residents in the United Kingdom and it can have an impact on both the patient's personal life and their career.
First, it is important to remember that insomnia is common and it is guaranteed to affect everyone at some point or another. In most cases insomnia is the result of a stressful life event and will pass on its own. However, when the inability to get a full night's rest, is occurring over prolonged periods of time, the body is unable to recharge properly. This is when sleep aid tablets can come in handy!
It is also important to identify the exact cause of the sleeping problem as this will help you choose the best insomnia helpers for your condition. 9 times out of 10 sleeping problems can be cured by making some lifestyle changes such as eating healthier food, quitting the booze and cigarettes or exercising more regularly. Before you decide to use a sleep aid you should have already exhausted all other avenues and most importantly you should have developed a weaning off program to make sure you do not become dependent on the medication.
A general rule of thumb is to always follow the patient information leaflet which we will describe in more detail below.
In cases where you have been tossing and turning for nights, or weeks on end, but there is no obvious cause for the sleeplessness, doctors will usually suggest one of the following insomnia helpers:
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Zopiclone is a tablet that is used to treat insomnia. This medication is highly effective due to its muscle relaxant and sedative properties. The tablet is also used to help combat symptoms of general anxiety and is well known by the brand name Imovane.
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Nitrazepam is a medication which is popularly used to treat insomnia. It belongs to the benzodiazepine family of meds and its sedative properties enable patients to easily relax. The tablet is known by the brand name Mogadon and shows rapid results for the vast majority of users.
In cases where a sleeping problem is caused by restlessness or anxiety doctors will usually suggest one of the following insomnia helpers - which come in the form of an anxiety medication:
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Diazepam tablets are used in the short-term treatment of anxiety and sleep conditions. This medicine belongs to the benzodiazepine group of medications and is also used for muscles spasms, seizures and alcohol withdrawal. Diazepam is approved by the FDA and well known by the brand name Valium.
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Alprazolam is well known by its brand name Xanax. This is an FDA-approved medication that is used to manage panic disorder and anxiety. The tablet has an advanced composition which includes the active ingredient alprazolam. Alprazolam produces a calming effect on the brain which helps patients overcome bouts of anxiety and panic.
In cases where a sleeping problem is caused by pain which is the result of an underlying injury doctors will usually suggest one of the following insomnia helpers - which come in the form of a strong painkiller:
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Pregabalin is a medication which is used in the treatment of a range of conditions including neuropathic pain, fibromyalgia and generalised anxiety disorder (GAD). This medication is approved by the FDA and is well known under the brand name Lyrica. The tablet is used on a long and short-term basis and has a high success rate among patients around the world.
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Codeine phosphate is a tablet which is taken orally to mainly treat mild to moderate pain but can also be used for coughs and diarrhoea. The tablet contains the active ingredient codeine phosphate hemihydrate, and boasts a high success rate among patients around the world.
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Co codamol contains codeine which is an opioid analgesic. Co codamol also contains paracetamol and these medications work in combination to treat painful conditions like migraine, toothache and more. This medication effectively blocks pain signals and is usually recommended when standard pain relievers like ibuprofen and aspirin have not worked.
Regardless to which one of the insomnia helpers above you select, it is important to read and carefully follow the usage and dosage instructions outlined in the patient information leaflet. Likewise, it is important to read this information leaflet to ensure that you aren't taking any other medications that may interact with the insomnia helpers. In general, insomnia helpers should only be taken as and when you want to sleep.
The duration of action of each of the insomnia helpers are slightly different. Insomnia helpers that are designed specifically for chronic insomnia will generally aid sleep for up to 8 hours. These insomnia helpers not only aid the onset of sleep, but also work to reduce frequent awakenings allowing patients to fully benefit and recharge after a full night's sleep. Other insomnia helpers that are designed that are also used to treat anxiety and pain normally only last for about 4 to 5 hours.
Sleep aid side effects are seldom experienced when users carefully read and follow the dosage guidance notes in the patient information leaflet. Some of the most common sleep aid side effects include a dry mouth, a metallic taste in the mouth (especially when taking zopiclone), changes in appetite, dizziness and daytime drowsiness.
Non benzodiazepine sleep aid side effects are generally believed to be less noticeable, especially in terms of daytime drowsiness.
Sleep aid tablets are not safe for everyone. Care should be taken to make sure that you are not allergic to any of the active ingredients, and as mentioned above, that the ingredients are not going to negatively interact with any medication you are currently taking. Sleep aid tables can be highly addictive and therefore anyone with a history of alcohol or drug addiction should avoid using insomnia helpers unless instructed to do so by their doctor.
We have based our review on sales and prescription statistics in the United Kingdom, along with user comments on effectiveness, duration of effects, ability to prevent rebound insomnia and lastly price of treatment. The best drugs for insomnia come from the non-benzodiazepine (Z drug) class of medicine due to their ability to quickly aid sleep.
The most popular Z drug for short term insomnia treatment (by quite a large margin) is Zopiclone, which is followed by Zolpidem, then Nitrazepam. Because they ae highly addictive, these Z drugs can be used for a maximum of 2 to 4 weeks. The most popular Z drug for long term treatment of insomnia is Eszopiclone which can be used for up to 6 months.
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