Drug Treatment of Insomnia – Do the Risks Outweigh the Advantages?

The more recent generation of sleeplessness mediations, zaleplon (Sonata), zolpidem (Ambien), eszopiclone (Lunesta), and zopiclone (Imovane), or “Z” drugs, act on particular subsets of the GABA receptor. They’re usually called “non-benzodiazepine” drugs, but that the name is deceptive, simply because they bind to the same GABA-benzodiazepine receptor complex in the …