Zaleplon is the active component found in various drugs that are used in the treatment and management of insomnia. Zaleplon belongs to a drug class known as pyrazolopyrimidine. Zaleplon can be used generally to tackle sleeping problems especially insomnia or help in sleep initiation and maintenance disorders, but due to its half life it is not effective for tackling premature awakenings.
Zaleplon is classified under a group of drugs known as hypnotic agents. It is used to for a short time to treat individuals who have difficulties falling asleep. Zaleplon, however, does not help you stay asleep longer or reduce the number of times that you stay awake during the night. Thus, if you have other sleeping problems such as not being able to sleep through the night, Zaleplon may not be the right medicine for you.
Zaleplon works on certain centers in the brain to help the user relax and fall asleep faster. Note the Zaleplon works quickly thus be sure to take it just before or when you get to bed.