6 Reasons a Dual Orexin Receptor Antagonist May Be Right for You:
4 Reasons a Dual Orexin Receptor Antagonist Might Not Be Right
You haven’t tried CBT-I or sleep hygiene practices.
You only follow CBT-I or sleep hygiene practices intermittently.
You only have an occasional night of bad sleep, not ongoing sleep issues.
You can’t devote at least seven hours a night to sleeping.
You’ve undergone CBT-I and are still struggling with insomnia.
You have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or both.
Other sleep medications haven’t been effective, or you don’t like their side effects.
You are on a different type of sleep medication, such as benzodiazepines or nonbenzodiazepines, and are concerned about their safety.
You are trying to get off of a benzodiazepine and want a sleep medication you can take for a longer period of time.
You are an older adult or are on several medications that are contraindicated for other sleep medication classes.
You have a high risk of infection.
You have liver or kidney problems.
You have a history of cancer.
You have a history of blood clots.
You have had shingles.
You are pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant.