Patient Comments: Insomnia Treatment - OTC Medicine

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Comment from: tosser, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: July 31

Zolpidem works fine for insomnia, as does zaleplon. However, they are expensive and insurance covers only 90 days of each per year; and I read that long term use isn't good, anyway. So I alternate nights with antihistamines, melatonin and light alcohol. This gets me to sleep with no apparent ill effects.

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