Medications for sleep..
Use sedatives (easily addictive and dead-ends but are reasonably safe for short-term use):
- placebo [no side-effects]
- cherries (melatonin) [5kg of cherries contain only 1mg of melatonin and but it has been said that low doses may have effect]
- lavender or jasmine scent (?)
- ambien/stillnoct or sonata or other short-acting sleeping pills
- glycine (?)
- seroquel (seroquel is easy overkill but works). Use beyond few months may NOT make sense.
- AVOID ciscordinol etc. (strong drugs but may work if nothing else will)
Or use non-drug based methods:
- yawning, self-relaxation, hypnosis, meditation and breathing techniques may help
- improving sleep hygiene and sleeping place (fresh air, cool room)
- use sleep clinics and good doctors
- physical exercise before going to bed
- measure sleep quality and deepness of sleep using home devices (there are consumer/home devices that measure your sleep quality when you sleep). Zeo Sleep Manager for example.
- avoid stimulants (caffeine) or stimulus just before going to sleep
Medications that stimulate nervous system may upregulate inhibitory receptors: caffeine and flumazenil.
Something to avoid:
- NEVER: zyprexa is not very good for insomnia
- NEVER EVER: abilify
- AVOID: sinequan
- NEVER: SSRIs are just dangerous
- NEVER: risperdal
- AVOID: oxepam, diapam, tenox, rivatril, xanor.. and other strong benzodiazepines [afaik these should be only used short term in a hospital settings or something]