The Many Types of Sleeping Tablets for Insomniacs

The Many Types of Sleeping Tablets for Insomniacs

Have you developed the habit of reaching for the very first sleeping tablets that you can get your hands on every time you can’t put yourself to sleep? This may have worked in the past and may still continue to do, but did you know that not all sleeping tablets are designed to cater to all your sleeping needs? Their composition and function and side effects differentiate them from one another. This means that not all of them are same. This is why they are divided into different groups.

Wait there is more than one type of sleeping tablets sold online and in retail pharmacies? Yes, there is and in this blog, we shall briefly discuss the role of each so that you know what to take to treat what.

Benzodiazepines

These were the first-ever sleeping aids, introduced in the early 1970s. Their composition has drastically improved since then as medical researchers continue to make them safer for the people today. These were introduced to replace barbiturates. All sleeping tablets that come in this category promote sleep by working on the brain to induce it naturally. They feature more or less the same level of effectiveness and have also been associated with calming the senses and relieving anxiety.

Antihistamines

Antihistamines, though not a sleeping pill, they do help one fall asleep. Naturally an anti-allergy, the side effects, or in our case, an effect of it includes drowsiness which helps people with allergies not lose any sleep due to it. The reason many people prefer these over other sleeping tablets is because these can be bought without a prescription.

Antidepressants

Most depression medicines have a sedating effect on the people who take it. The sedation makes sleep come easier, especially for those who suffer from insomnia. Another positive of antidepressants is that it doesn’t mess up with the quality of sleep one gets and neither has any withdrawal symptoms.

Melatonin

Melatonin is not a sleeping tablet but just a mimic supplement prescribed to those who are melatonin-deficient or have difficulty producing enough amounts that puts them to sleep naturally. In actual, it is a chemical hormone that our brain releases when it thinks it is time to go to sleep.

So there you have it, four different variants of sleeping tablets and their functions.