Sleeping Tablets

The use of hypnotic medications (mostly benzodiazepine) in patients with chronic insomnia, either continuously or intermittently, is a subject of controversy.

However, the use of “sleep promoting” medications in transient (reactive) insomnia is an accepted and recommended therapy in the short term (three to four days).

For an overview of the use of sleeping medication see this Sleeping Tablets document.

Important: Always take medications under medical supervision and do not change the dose without consulting with your family doctor. If you are taking other medications interactions between drugs may occur.