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What are some common sleeping pills?

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Some of the most common sleeping pills include Lunesta, Restoril, Ambien and Silenor, according to Mayo Clinic. Each one of these pills works a certain way, and a patient should try each for a limited amount of time to judge any side effects.

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Drugs such as Lunesta and Restoril are effective in not only helping a person fall asleep but also helping a person stay asleep, states Mayo Clinic. There is a risk of developing dependency with both of these medicines. Ambien helps people fall asleep, but, like Lunesta and Restoril, a person may develop a dependence with the medication. Drugs such as Silenor and Rozerem help people stay asleep longer and fall asleep respectively, and come with little risk of dependence.

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