Top 10 Sleeping Pills for Insomnia Treatment

  • Tom Jones
  • Oct 05, 2020
Top 10 Sleeping Pills for Insomnia Treatment

Top 10 Sleeping Pills Sleep medicine, or medication for insomnia treatment is in high demand and competition to be in the top 10 list is fierce. Sleeping pill names that appear in the top 10 can fluctuate from country to country but in general remains highly consistent across the board.

To save you time and energy, we have compiled a list of the top sleeping pill names along with the top 10 sleeping pills used to treat insomnia and sleep related disorders around the world.

Top 10 Sleeping Pills & Their Names

Factors taken into consideration include if the sleep aids help make you feel sleepy and fall asleep quickly, or help you stay asleep (or both!), or if they can lead to dependence. Some of the sleeping aids on the table below may not be available in your country and this is indicated in the far-right hand column of the table below.

Sleeping Pill Names Help You Fall Asleep Help You Stay Asleep Can Lead to Dependence Available Here
Zolpidem (Ambien) Order Zolpidem
Zopiclone (Zimovane) Order Zopiclone
Nitrazepam (Teva) Order Nitrazepam
Temazepam (Restoril) Order Temazepam
Estazolam (Midas)
Eszopiclone (Lunesta)
Triazolam (Halcion)
Zaleplon (Sonata)
Doxepin (Silenor)
Ramelteon (Rozerem)

Note: data from Mayoclinic

Which Sleeping Pills are Best?

Which prescription sleeping pills are best for you will also depend on some of the factors in the table above - for example if you have no trouble getting to sleep but you need something to keep you from waking up frequently during the night the best sleeping pills for you would be Doxepin (Silenor).

However, if you are having difficulty getting to sleep - but have no trouble staying asleep - the best sleeping tablet for you would be Ramelteon (Rozerem).

In the case that you would like a medication to help fall asleep and help you stay asleep for the night; the best sleeping tablets for you would be Zopiclone (Imovane/Zimovane) or Zolpidem (Ambien/Stilnoct).

Insomnia in the UK

Studies show that up to 1/3 of the UK population suffers from sleeping problems such as insomnia.

It is normal to experience sleepless nights from time to time, but if sleepless nights are a regular occurrence, and you are not getting enough hours sleep then this can very quickly become a serious health problem.

When other attempts to cure a patient’s insomnia have failed, a doctor may prescribe sleep medicine.

Insomnia and our mental health are very closely connected as while we sleep this gives our body (and mind) time to recharge. When people get insufficient hours of sleep, they will wake up feeling drowsy the next day.

Over time this extra stress on the body can lead to emotional problems such as feelings of irritation and anger, and more serious psychological mental health problems such as anxiety and depression.

If you, or anyone you know, is suffering from a mental health problem such as chronic anxiety or depression as a result of insomnia – you can visit MIND for emergency mental health support today.

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Insomnia Treatment Options

Luckily, as you have read in our article on the ‘Top 10 Sleeping Pills’, there is no shortage of insomnia treatment options; from prescription only medicine, to over the counter medicine that is available at major high street pharmacies such as Boots and Lloyds pharmacy, to herbal remedies.

People suffering from insomnia in the UK, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland can place orders from the comfort of their home and receive speedy doorstep delivery.

In line with our patient agreement, when ordering medicine for your own personal use at our online pharmacy a doctor’s prescription is not required. More information can be found on our other blog posts or on our FAQ section.

Our 24-hour pharmacy is always ready to help; we are contactable by phone, by email or by live chat 24/7.

Tom Jones Content Writer from the UK with Degree in Medical Science

Tom Jones Ello xing

Content Writer from the UK with Degree in Medical Science

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