Non-benzodiazepine hypnotic

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Non-benzodiazepine hypnotics, including the Z-drugs zaleplon, zolpidem and zopiclone, are a group of drugs used for insomnia.[1] Non-benzodiazepine hypnotics were developed in the 1980s, as an alternative to the benzodiazepine hypnotics (benzos) are also used for sleep dysfunction.[1]

Short term use[edit | edit source]

Z-drugs are should only be used in the short term, and do not need to be taken every night.[1] Z-drugs are typically used for insomnia.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Parsons, Graham (2012). "Dependence on benzodiazepines and Z-drugs. Having that conversation". Pharmaceutical Journal. 289 (289): 399–402.