I haven't previously come across a report of someone finding that any sleeping medicine made them hungry !
People dream more than they realize, as we only remember, and then usually only briefly, what we were dreaming just before we woke. When our sleep is disturbed we wake often, and so may have the chance to remember more fragments of dreams, giving the impression that we're dreaming more than usual.
Arem is a trade name for the sedative Nitrazepam. Though some more recent sleeping meds have been designed to be shorter acting, so as to avoid the hangover effect the next morning, Nitrazepam does indeed have this risk, and some studies suggest such drugs can affect your driving as much on the next morning, as though you had consumed alcohol for breakfast, so please be cautious when driving.
You don't say what antidepressants you have taken previously ; I would not have expected you to be on methylphenidate at all ( except perhaps in rather rare situations when no other antidepressant was effective ) but it is a potent stimulant, and could easily disturb your sleep and contribute to aggression and anger. You will need to discuss all these issues with your psychiatrist, as a different antidepressant might resolve these problems.
You're not a failure in any sense : depression is a common condition which tends to relapse and it can take a while to find the best combination of treatments.
A non-prescription shown to be effective in depression, anxiety & insomnia, is CBT, ( Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy ) from a suitable trained psychologist. No side-effects !
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