Consider for a moment a story about a young marketing manager whose real name we will not reveal here. Steve is a young marketing manager in a company whose annual sales amount to millions. When you look at this from a material point of view, Steve is very successful - he drives a red convertible, owns a big house, and goes on holiday every year to different locations. However, there is one thing that Steve has lost in the process of living life in the fast lane: Sleep.
The constant strive to gain more and more has taken its toll on the young marketing manager's psyche, and now he is not able to easily fall asleep at night. Chronic sleep deprivation has not only negatively affected Steve's productivity at work, but it has also compromised his immune system putting him at risk of developing various chronic illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease.
The above is not a unique story. Millions of young people in their early to late 20s suffer from chronic insomnia. Chronic insomnia refers to the inability to achieve adequate quality or quantity of sleep that lasts for at least one month. The condition if left untreated can cause various adverse effects.
Fortunately, a variety of medication is available to treat the symptoms of insomnia. The best sleeping tablets belong to a group of drugs known as non-benzodiazepines, or Z-Drugs such as Zopiclone, Zolpidem, and Zaleplon. These drugs work by affecting the GABA neurotransmitters in the brain. The effectiveness of the drugs last for around 6 to 8 hours, which is enough for you to get a good night’s sleep. Moreover, the medication has very few serious side effects.