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What Categories of Medications Treat Sleep Problems?

A sleep disorder is a phenomenon in which a patient has problems with the quality and/or duration of sleep. Let us distinguish the main types of sleep disorders:

  • Insomnia

  • Apnea

  • Parasomnias (nightmares, sleepwalking or unconscious urination)

  • Sleep-wake cycle disorders

  • Movement disorders, e.g., restless legs syndrome

Sleep disturbances may be caused by stress; caffeine, alcohol or drugs; illness; taking medications; shift work (schedules that require substitution of night and day shifts); and hereditary disposition.

Sleep disturbances are often accompanied by other medical conditions, such as depression or anxiety disorder.

Types of medications to treat sleep disorders


With regard to benzodiazepines, a distinction is made between so-called tranquilizers (sedatives) and true sleeping pills.

The active substances Diazepam, Oxazepam, Flurazepam, Temazepam, or Triazolam are in the tranquilizer group. True sleeping pills among the benzodiazepines include the active ingredients Flunitrazepam, these drugs can be purchased from Mexican Pharmacy

Tranquilizers only help you sleep better, while taking a benzodiazepine active ingredient from the sleeping pill group provides direct induction of sleep.


Non-benzodiazepines are very similar to benzodiazepines in composition and effect. The active ingredients in the drugs are Zaleplon, Zolpidem, and Zopiclone, and they are newer than most benzodiazepines.

Chloral hydrate

Chloral hydrate is the first synthetic sleeping pill. The active ingredient reduces the release in the brain of a certain messenger substance that has a dampening effect. Prolonged use can lead to addiction, which in turn can lead to personality changes.


Antidepressants are medications that affect mood and have a stimulant or sedative effect. For example, Aponal. Antidepressant medications that contain the active ingredient Doxepin. Another example is the antidepressant Tolvin with the active ingredient mianserine.

Since sleep disorders are often one of the side effects of depression or may even be related to it, treating a sleep disorder with the prescription of a suitable antidepressant often makes sense.


Psychosis is treated with neuroleptics. The effects of these drugs also include a sedative effect, so they can also be used in low doses to improve sleep.


Antihistamines are medications that are taken to treat allergies. However, they have a sedative effect, so they can also be used as sleeping pills. Drugs in this group are widely available in the Mexican Pharmacy

Active ingredients in the field of antihistamines includes Diphenhydramine and Doxylamine.

Compared to other sleeping pills, antihistamines are available in over-the-counter pharmacies, such as medicinesmexicorx.com.mx

In addition, the potential for addiction is also much lower.

All the Sleep Disorders medications listed above can be purchased at a certified Mexican Pharmacy.

Possible side effects of medications used to treat sleep disorders

Benzodiazepines are highly addictive. They also cause dizziness, nausea, loss of concentration, confusion and other side effects. Medications containing benzodiazepines are only recommended if prescribed by a doctor.

Non-benzodiazepines are thought to have fewer side effects than benzodiazepines. The risk of addiction is also lower.

Side effects of the sleeping pills chloral hydrate include hangover effects, nausea, or anxiety.

The following side effects can often occur when treating sleep disorders with antidepressants: arrhythmia, blood pressure changes, sweating, tremors, dizziness, dry mouth, urinary problems, or visual disturbances.

Neuroleptics can cause serious side effects such as cardiovascular disease, blood disorders, skin rashes, or tremors.

Side effects of antihistamines can include dry mouth, vision problems, constipation, and sometimes disorientation and confusion.

Tips and techniques for normalizing sleep

In general, to normalize sleep, it is recommended to lead a healthy lifestyle, not abuse alcohol, not take drugs and exercise.

It is also important to follow a regime, which means trying to fall asleep and wake up at about the same time. A balanced diet also helps to normalize the balance of substances in the body, and thus normalize the production of hormones that are responsible for sleep.

Taking medications to normalize sleep should be started after consulting your doctor and only after changing your habits has not had the desired effect. The medications will help you get your sleep and restore your quality of life, and can be purchased at any certified Mexican Pharmacy online.

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