If you suffer from a serious sleeping condition such as insomnia, then you know just how serious this problem can be and how it can take over your life. People who suffer from wakefulness issues have a similar problem, because they constantly feel tired during the day. There are two main medications that can treat these conditions, Ambien and Nuvigil. Here’s a brief description of both drugs.
Ambien is the well-known brand name for the base drug Zolpidem. It works as a sedative, also known as a hypnotic. It’s able to work on chemicals in the brain that can be out of balance in people that have sleeping problems such as insomnia. It can be found in immediate release form or extended release form. A doctor would decide which option is most needed by you.
Nuvigil is the brand name for a base drug called Armodafinil. It’s a medication used in order to help people stay awake. Its main use is to treat excessive sleepiness brought on by conditions such as sleep apnea, narcolepsy or shift work sleep disorder.
Which one of these medications is right for you, Nuvigil or Ambien?
Which medication is right for you is going to come down to which one a doctor feels would be necessary in your particular case. Besides from this, a person who wants to do a comparison needs to focus on the important information. One important area of information would be what other users are saying about either medication. Here’s what you should look for:
User testimonials that let you know a person’s experience as far as the good and bad goes. You would want to get an idea of whether or not a drug seemed like it was more trouble than what it was worth. Using user testimonials for either of these could also help you to come up questions you could use to ask a doctor if they were thinking about giving you one of these for your sleeping/sleepiness problem.
User testimonials that are on a major authority website. The problem with relying on testimonials that aren’t a part of an authority site is they can sometimes to false. You want objective information where there is no incentive by any individual user to lie about their experience. If you really felt like you could trust what you read online (even at the authority sites) then you might want to ask a doctor about the experiences some of their patients have had with ether of these drugs. They don’t have to disclose specifics about particular people, but give you a general feel to how patients in the past have reacted to either of these drugs.
What you want is honest feedback concerning either Nuvigil or Ambien. Honest feedback gives you a chance to learn important information and form your own line of questions or concerns to be addressed as to reassure you before using either of these. Both drugs are popular and well known, so there should be plenty of user testimonials online or plenty of doctors that can tell you of user past experiences.