Drug Treatments for Sleep Problems

In some cases, doctors will prescribe drugs such as sleeping pills for the treatment of sleep problems. Medications are typically used for a short time, and work best in combination with good sleep practices and/or behavioral treatments.

Types of Drugs Used to Treat Sleep Disorders

Listed below are some of the types of drugs used to treat sleep disorders. Your doctor can prescribe the appropriate medication for your particular sleep problems.

WebMD Medical Reference Reviewed by Sabrina Felson, MD on January 22, 2020


SOURCES: News release, FDA. Clinicaltrials.gov. Takeda Pharmaceuticals. Neurocrine Biosciences. Provogil.com. The National Sleep Foundation.


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