Lunesta is a general sleeping tablet, which helps assuage the sleep-related maladies. It is composed of a generic compound Eszopiclone, which belongs to the class of non-benzodiazepine drugs. "It is used for the treatment of insomnia as well as help reduce the sleep onset latency". This sleeping tablets help retain a sound sleep for at least 7 to 8 hours and improve the quality of sleep as well.
This sleeping tablet functions by stimulating the chemical flow in the focal sensory system and produce a sedative effect to relax the brain. This medication promotes the function of the GABA receptors and stimulates drowsiness. Lunesta starts working within 10 to 15 minutes of ingestion and helps the individuals relish healthy slumbers for an extended duration. By regulating the sleep-wake cycle, this medicine helps reduce the hypervigilance of the brain and induce deep slumbers. This helps fight insomnia caused by an irregular shift and extreme climatic conditions.
The prescribed dosage of Lunesta is one tablet of 1mg a day. In elderly people, the dosage should not exceed 2mg a day. However, under the chronic circumstances, the dosage can be increased or decreased depending on the body’s adjustability with the medicine. The dosage can also be altered with an individual’s health and age.
While using Lunesta, one must follow some health measures to obtain maximum health benefits.