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Which orexin receptor antagonists can help with treating sleep problems?

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Orexins are chemicals that are involved in the sleep-wake cycle, playing a role in keeping you awake. This type of drug changes the action of orexin in the brain. The only approved drug in this class is suvorexant (Belsomra).

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