When Does Lunesta Start Working?

Lunesta® (eszopiclone) is a prescription medicine used to help people with insomnia fall asleep and stay asleep longer. Many people taking Lunesta may wonder, "When does it start working?"
The medicine starts working quickly, so make sure that you are ready for sleep before taking it. The recommended starting Lunesta dose for most young or middle-age adults with insomnia is 2 mg, taken right before bedtime. In some people (especially those with trouble staying asleep), a starting dose of 3 mg right before bedtime may also be appropriate.
For elderly people who have trouble falling asleep, the starting dose is Lunesta 1 mg, taken right before bedtime, but for elderly people who have trouble staying asleep, the starting dose is higher (Lunesta 2 mg, taken right before bedtime).
Since the medication will start working quickly, it is important that you do not take it before driving or performing any tasks that require concentration.
(Click Lunesta Dosage for more information, including tips for using this medication and more detailed dosing guidelines.)
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