Intermezzo: A Possible Solution for Insomnia and Sleepless Nights

According to the National Sleep Foundation, about 30-40% of adults suffer yearly from one or more symptoms of Insomnia. For those who have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep, the daytime effects are numerous.  Irritability, daytime sleepless, and anxiety are among the obstacles that insomniacs face on a daily basis. Medical experts believe Insomnia stems from two areas: Psychological and Physiological. Psychological causes for insomnia include depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and bipolar disorder. Medical diseases and sleep disorders, such as Restless Leg Syndrome, Sleep Apnea, and Parasomnias, are attributed to the physiological side of Insomnia. Regardless of the cause, Insomnia is a disorder that affects every single aspect of a person’s life. New research and medicine, however, has finally offered hope to the millions struggling with sleepless nights.

On April 5th, Intermezzo hit the shelves of pharmacies across America. Unlike its counterpart Ambien, Intermezzo is a prescription drug designed specifically to treat those suffering from middle-of-the-night waking. Patients who take Intermezzo must have at least 4 hours for sleeping before their scheduled wake time. Zolpidem tartrate, Intermezzo’s active ingredient, acts as a sedative-hypnotic for adults and comes in lozenge form. This new medicine offers multiple benefits for its users:

  • Lozenge is placed under the tongue and dissolves within 2 minutes, eliminating the struggle to shallow oversized pills
  • The medicine dissolves and enters the body much more rapidly, inducing sleep  almost immediately
  • Morning sedative effects are less noticeable
  • Patients are able to take 1 tablet nightly as needed

If you think you are one of the million Americans suffering from middle-of-the-night waking, the sleep experts at FusionSleep®, Atlanta’s only comprehensive sleep medicine program, are ready to help you. Nationally accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the doctors and staff at FusionSleep® can provide you with individualized consultation, treatment plans and the latest in medical therapies to ensure that you get the continuous and restful sleep you require. To find out more, call or email us today to book an appointment.