The way you feel when you fall asleep with BELSOMRA may be different from what you have experienced in the past or what you expected. Therefore, it is important to give BELSOMRA an adequate trial period. Try BELSOMRA for a few nights to a week to see how it works for you.
Your insomnia is as individual as you are, and medicines work differently for different people, so BELSOMRA comes in multiple strengths
Tell your doctor if you’re still not sleeping well with 10 mg.* If your current dose is well tolerated and you’re not getting the sleep you want, your doctor may suggest that you increase your dose. Do not take more than 20 mg of BELSOMRA in 1 day.
*5 mg is the recommended dose for certain patients, and these patients should generally not exceed 10 mg.
Contact your doctor if your insomnia worsens or is not better within 7 to 10 days, as another condition may be causing your sleep problem.
Also talk to your doctor if you are switching from another sleep medicine, as this may impact your ability to understand how BELSOMRA is working for you, and discuss the best way to discontinue your old medication and start BELSOMRA.
Adopt good sleep habits and learn more about yours by visiting our Personalized Sleep Profiler. Because BELSOMRA is believed to turn down wake messages, going to bed and allowing your body to go to sleep without engaging in activities that keep your mind occupied is recommended when taking BELSOMRA.