24. Medications that Induce Sleepiness

  1. Teofilo Lee-Chiong M.D.
  1. J. F. Pagel

Published Online: 4 NOV 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0471751723.ch24

Sleep: A Comprehensive Handbook

Sleep: A Comprehensive Handbook

How to Cite

Pagel, J. F. (2005) Medications that Induce Sleepiness, in Sleep: A Comprehensive Handbook (ed T. Lee-Chiong), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471751723.ch24

Editor Information

  1. National Jewish Medical and Research Center, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center Denver, Colorado, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Colorado Medical School, Denver, Colorado, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 NOV 2005
  2. Published Print: 4 NOV 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471683711

Online ISBN: 9780471751724



  • Drug-induced “sleepiness”;
  • Drug-induced sedation;
  • over-the-counter (OTC) preparations


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Medications that Induce Sleepiness

  • Population Groups With Abnormalities of Alertness/Sleepiness

  • Neurotransmitter Systems Modulating Sleepiness

  • Medications for the Treatment of Insomnia—Sedative/Hypnotics

  • Other Sedative Agents

  • Antidepressants

  • Antiepilectic Agents

  • Antihypertensive Agents

  • Antipsychotic Agents

  • Nonprescription Agents Inducing Daytime Sedation

  • Other Agents Inducing Daytime Sedation

  • Conclusion

  • References