Restoril is used to treat a certain sleep problem (insomnia). It may help you fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer, and lessen how often you wake up during the night, so you can get a better night’s rest. Temazepam belongs to a class of drugs called sedative-hypnotics. It acts on your brain to produce a calming effect.
Use of restoril normally limited to short treatment periods of 1 to 2 weeks or less. If your insomnia continues for a longer time, talk to your doctor to see if you need other treatment.
Restoril, sold under the generic name temazepam. Restoril is an anti-anxiety medication and belongs to a class of drugs known as benzodiazepines. Other benzodiazepines include diazepam (Valium), alprazolam (Xanax), clonazepam (Klonopin) flurazepam (Dalmane), and lorazepam (Ativan)
Sleep disturbances can be an indication of an underlying physical and/or mental disorder. Therefore, you should not start temazepam until you have been thoroughly evaluated by a doctor. The medication is meant to be taken for the short-term treatment of insomnia, or about 7 to 14 days. If symptoms persist, this could be an indication of a more serious problem.
As people get older their sleep patterns often change naturally, and may include difficulty falling asleep and repeated nightly awakenings. If you fit this description, talk to your doctor about ways to improve your sleep without medications, such as avoiding caffeine, getting regular exercise, and other good sleep habits.