Medicines for sleep

Benzodiazepines; Sedatives; Hypnotics; Sleeping pills; Insomnia - medicines; Sleep disorder - medicines

Some people may need medicines to help with sleep for a short period of time. But in the long run, making changes in your lifestyle and sleep habits is the best treatment for problems with falling and staying asleep.

Before using medicines for sleep, talk to your health care provider about treating other issues, such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Sadness or depression
  • Alcohol or illegal drug use

Over-the-Counter Sleep Medicines

Sleep Medicine From Your Provider

Other Medicines for Sleep

When to Contact a Medical Professional