Sedating antidepressants sleep
Occasionally, people with depression sleep too much, finding it hard to get out of bed and spending much of the day there.
It's generic, so it's considerably cheaper than many of the other widely prescribed sleep medications—about $3 for a week's supply.
That's compared to other sleep drugs like generic zolpidem (Ambien), generic eszopiclone (Lunesta) or generic Sonata (zalepon) that run about $15 for a week's supply.
We could find no evidence to date of those problems having been reported with trazodone.
Moreover, many doctors seem to believe that trazodone is less likely than even the newer sleep drugs to cause dependency and, when discontinued, renewed insomnia.
Twelve patients (52 percent) over- or underestimated total sleep time by at least 60 minutes when comparing their subjective sleep ratings with polysomnography.7 Research measuring the effect of antidepressants on subjective sleep ratings is sparse. Subjective measures of sleep quality are often included as secondary outcomes in clinical trials of antidepressants.