Sleep Medications in Primary Care: How to Choose, What to Avoid


Insomnia is a common complaint. Dr. Fitzgerald reviews sleep architecture, the risks and benefits of current sleep medications, and when and how to effectively prescribe medications and herbal products to enhance sleep.


  • The process of naturally occurring sleep
  • To assess the potential influence of sleep aids on sleep architecture
  • How to identify the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of medications and herbal products to enhance sleep
  • To recognize the anticipated sleep outcomes with select medications commonly prescribed or used to enhance sleep as well as the risks associated with these products