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About My Sleep

Usually, I get hours of sleep per night,
and I have had trouble sleeping 
for the last  My main issue
is   I also wake up
times per night and usually stay awake for minutes / hours each
time. I currently take to help me sleep.

How It Affects Me

What parts of your life are affected by your lack of sleep?
Select all that apply to you.

Job Performance
Ability to
What Could Be Disturbing My Sleep

Things you do during the day and a few hours before bedtime can have an impact on how well you sleep at night. So can certain life events and your medical history. Select the ones that apply to you so you can discuss with your doctor.


Drink Alcohol
Exercise Regularly
Eat Spicy Foods
Drink Coffee/
Nap During the Day


Use Your Computer
Watch TV
Listen to Music
Eat Late Dinners
Work a Night Shift
Go to Bed at
the Same Time
Each Night


New Job
Change in
Relationship Status
Frequent Travel for Work or Pleasure
High Stress or Anxiety


Take any Over-The-Counter or
Prescription Drugs
Have a History of Depression, Mental Illness or Suicidal Thoughts
Have a History of Drug or Alcohol Abuse or Addiction
Have Liver Disease
Are Pregnant,
Planning on
Becoming Pregnant,
or Breast-Feeding
Have any Other Type of Medical Condition
Other Questions to Ask:

Select any questions below that you’d like to discuss with your doctor.

  • Should I be concerned about my sleep problems?
  • What are the risks of sleep problems that persist?
  • What are the differences between prescription sleep medications and over-the-counter sleep treatments?
  • What kind of side effects can I expect from these medications?
  • Do you think a prescription sleep aid, such as LUNESTA® (eszopiclone) may be right for me?
  • How can I expect to feel the next morning after taking LUNESTA?
  • If I start taking LUNESTA, will I have to take it every night?
  • What are the most common side effects of LUNESTA?
  • Is there any other important safety information I should know?

Do not take more LUNESTA than prescribed. LUNESTA acts quickly, so take it right before bed, and only if you have 7-8 hours to devote to sleep. Do not take LUNESTA if you are allergic to anything in it. LUNESTA should not be taken together with alcohol or other sedative hypnotics. The morning after you take LUNESTA your ability to drive safely and think clearly may be decreased. Until you know how you will react to LUNESTA, you should not drive or perform other activities that require complete mental alertness the day after use. Call your doctor if your insomnia worsens or is not better within 7 to 10 days. This may mean that there is another condition causing your sleep problems. LUNESTA may cause serious side effects that you may not know are happening to you including daytime sleepiness, not thinking clearly, acting strangely, confused or upset, or walking, eating, driving or engaging in other activities while asleep. Other abnormal behaviors include aggressiveness, agitation, hallucinations and confusion. In depressed patients, worsening of depression including risk of suicide may occur. These risks may increase if you drink alcohol. Severe allergic reactions such as swelling of the tongue and throat occur rarely and may be fatal. Call your doctor if you experience these or any effects or reactions that concern you. LUNESTA, like most sleep medicines, carries some risk of dependency. Side effects may include unpleasant taste, headache, morning drowsiness and dizziness.

Lunesta® (eszopiclone) is a prescription sleep medicine used in adults for the treatment of a sleep problem called insomnia. Symptoms of insomnia include trouble falling asleep and waking up often during the night.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit or call 1-800-FDA-1088. For more information, please see the LUNESTA Medication Guide and Full Prescribing Information.

The health information contained herein is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace discussions with a healthcare provider. The products discussed herein may have different product labeling in different countries. All decisions regarding patient care must be made with a healthcare professional, considering the unique characteristics of the patient. Remember that no medicine is for everyone. Only your healthcare professional can prescribe LUNESTA for you.

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