Trazodone helps insomnia

In some cases of insomnia, a medication called Trazodone may be prescribed by primary care physician; especially if your insomnia is caused by chronic pain or if you have problems with what is known as restless leg syndrome.

There are over 80 different types of sleep disorders. Insomnia is the most commonly reported one.

Insomnia simply describes a condition where a person can have problems falling asleep or has trouble staying asleep. Patients will describe that they often turn and toss all night or remember being awake during the night.

Insomniacs typically complain of being unable to close their eyes or just “rest their mind” for more than a few minutes at a time. Insomnia can be caused by emotions, medications, herbs, too much caffeine, and other there is no immediate apparent reason. An over imaginative mind as well as physical pain can also be causes. Finding the underlying cause of insomnia is necessary to cure it.

Restless Legs Syndrome is a neurological disorder causing tingly, uncomfortable or crawling sensations in your legs, which causes enough discomfort that you may have an uncontrollable urge to keep moving your legs. RLS is not only limited to your sleep time but anytime when you are resting. Discomfort tends to increase when sitting or lying down and during the evening or night. There is increased discomfort in different positions and at different times of the day.

The most commonly used class of drugs prescribed for insomnia includes drugs such as diazepam, and lorazepam.

New drugs for sleep on the market are drugs such as Ambien and Lunesta. These drugs have fewer side effects than benzodiazepines but do appear to cause psychological dependence and physical dependence. So, don’t believe every commercial you see on TV.

There are OTC sleep aids, many of these sleep aids use the antihistamine diphenhydramine. The effectiveness of these aids often decreases over time and next-day sleepiness is common.

Sleep medicine is a fairly new medical subspecialty. Physicians who work in sleep medicine help those patients who have problems in sleeping well. Sleep specialists can detect and treat rare as well as common sleep disorders or illnesses. Some sleep disorders include insomnia, sleepwalking, jet lag, snoring as well as sleep apnea

Anytime Trazone is used for any condition, it is well to remember how very addictive it is.