New Sleeping Pill by Merck. Since this medication blocks orexin, is it inducing a narcoleptic state? Narcolepsy results from diminished or absent orexin. #dox #li http://buswk.co/QkigQn via @BW
Narcoleptics do not have restful and restorative sleep. If this drug does induce such a state, is it reasonable to expect it will result in restful and restorative sleep?
Sleep promoting medications may be tried for a short period (a month). However, if poor sleep quality persists beyond this trial, a comprehensive sleep evaluation is advisable. A pill may simply cover up, or even make worse, an underlying sleep disorder which threatens health and well-being.