Our expert says:
The safer and more recommended modern sleeping meds tend to be designed to help you GEt to sleep, and to wear off within hours so you don't have a hangover effect of extra sedation the next day, which the older sleeping pills often produce. I wonder whether you have insomnia, or maybe just don't need quite as much sleep as you expect ? Extra sedation may not be wise --- rather rise when you wake and use the time enjoyably, either on entertainment or small chores, till you feel sleepy again. Risperdal can theoretically perhaps occasionally produce less sleep, though I haveen't seen that in practice --- its advantage is that in daytime use it doesn't produce sedation, which is different from being awakening.
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