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Z-drugs are a group of nonbenzodiazepine drugs with effects similar to benzodiazepines which are used in the treatment of insomnia. Some Z drugs may have advantages over benzodiazepines. Benzodiazepines actually worsen sleep architecture whereas certain Z drugs such as zaleplon have less or no disruption of sleep architecture.
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