4.1.1 Hypnotics

Non-medical treatment should be tried before resorting to drug treatments

Hypnotics are only licensed and recommended for short term use, they should not be given for more than three weeks (preferably one week only)

NICE TA77 - Insomnia - newer hypnotic drugs

  • First Line Drugs
  • Second Line Drugs
  • Specialist Initiated Drugs with Shared Care Guidelines
  • Specialist Only Drugs
  • Mixed Status