Surprising Side Effects of Sleeping Pills

Common Sleeping Pills

Most over-the-counter sleeping pills are antihistamines, such as diphenhydramine (Nytol, Sominex) and doxylamine (Unisom, Nighttime Sleep Aid). Many prescription sleeping pills are benzodiazepines like estazolam (ProSam) and flurazepam. Other prescription sleeping pills include sedative hypnotic medications like zolpidem (Ambien) and eszopiclone (Lunesta).

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February 27, 2014

Last Updated:
July 1, 2014