Pharmacological treatment of insomnia
GABAA agonists, either benzodiazepines or imidazopyridines, have been the most effective medications so far for treatment of insomnia, and are recommended along with ramelteon as first-line medications for treatment of chronic insomnia. Next recommended treatments include sedating antidepressants, particularly if there is comorbid anxiety or depression. Other sedating agents such as the anticonvulsants or antipsychotics can be considered last.
Apr. 09, 2021