To lower this risk, healthcare providers prescribe these sleeping pills for short-term use only. Although these sleep aids are readily available, you should check with your doctor before taking them. You’re more likely to get a prescription for Z-drugs instead. Medications in over-the-counter sleep aids (including supplements) may interfere with the effect of other medications or worsen your health condition.
Types of prescription sleeping pills; Doxepin (Silenor), ✓; Eszopiclone (Lunesta), ✓, ✓; Lemborexant (Dayvigo), ✓, ✓; Ramelteon (Rozerem), ✓. Prescription sleeping pills (and even some over-the-counter sleep aids) as well as certain antidepressants may not be safe if you’re pregnant, nursing, or an older adult.