I have used both trazodone and amitriptyline to help with sleep (not at the same time), which both worked well, but for me, nothing works as well as Lunesta. Ambien and Lunesta are both hypnotics that can cause you to have retrograde amnesia (not remembering what the heck you might have said or done) and can be addictive so I think sometimes doctors might recommend a calming/sedating antidepressant like these instead.
Hope you can find something that works well for you. Not getting enough sleep is no fun. :-(
Post Edited (lauramomof4) : 4/26/2013 12:05:49 PM (GMT-6)