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Sleeping Pills for Insomnia: Which Ones Work Best?

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Sleeping pills for insomnia: Which ones work best?

Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs compares the effectiveness, safety, and price of the most common insomnia medications.

If those don’t seem to help and you and your doctor decide a prescription sedative is an option to try, our analysis of the newer drugs led us to recommend generic zolpidem as a Best Buy. This is the less expensive, generic version of the drug Ambien. Seven pills cost $16 to $17, depending on the dose and where you buy it.