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What medications effectively treat sleeplessness despite being on Zolpidem?

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Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe

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Posted on Mon, 10 Sep 2018 in Mental Health
Question: I would like to sleep a bit better at night. I am currently taking 10mg of Zolpidem. It helps if I take an whole tablet. Is there another over the counter tablet that I can take to allow me to sleep. I have an active work life, and my mind is constantly busy. Zolpidem helps.
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Answered by Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe 14 minutes later
Brief Answer:

Consultation.

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

A commonly used and effective medication for sleep that can be bought over-the-counter is melatonin.

I recommend trying 1mg nightly for a week, taken 2 hours before bedtime, to see if this helps.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

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Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe, Psychiatrist
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