Posted by tonyz on August 10, 2009, at 8:16:08
In reply to Re: Advice Please...Sleeping Pills » gibbons482, posted by tensor on August 10, 2009, at 5:04:59
Benzos are effective for sleep and at least in my case seem to work better; however, I think the belief is that the newer drugs ambien, lunesta, sonota are better sleep aids in that they have less of an effect on sleep architecture. I think this is the case anyway.
Sonota is available as a generic and you can take an additional dose if you awake early say 4am, but not beyond that (Depends on your normal waking time I assume)
On the natural front, there have been a lot of reports about Valerian Root as an effective sleep aid. You might want to also take a look at the alternative boards.