Sep 3, 2004
I have insomnia most nights of the week. I am a flight attendant, so I take Ambien on layovers when i must get required rest (about 10 nights a month) but what can I do the nights at home when I simply cannot fall asleep?
| Response from Dr. Horwath
Ambien is an excellent remedy for insomnia. Your are correct to use occasionally rather than nightly. It tends to be more effective that way.
For more regular use, you could try Trazodone 25-5o mg at bedtime. It is effective but does not cause dependence or tolerance.
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