Sedating antidepressants sleep
If behavior changes and environment have not proven to be sufficient sleep aids, patients should discuss with their physician whether over-the-counter or prescription drugs should be used to treat their pain, improve their sleep, or both.
For more information on sleep medications, see Sleep Medications by Prescription and Treating Insomnia with Non-Prescription Sleep Aids.
Primary sleep disorders are more common in the elderly than in younger persons.
Restless legs syndrome and periodic limb movement disorder can disrupt sleep and may respond to low doses of antiparkinsonian agents as well as other drugs.
Thus infrequent use in children or adolescents except emergency.