An Overview of 7 Classes of Sleep-Disrupting Drugs
Alpha-blockers treat hypertension, BPH, and Raynaud's illness. These medications relax muscles and open blood vessels.
Beta-blockers are usually recommended for hypertension and arrhythmias. Adrenaline-blocking medications reduce blood pressure and heart rate.
Corticosteroids cure blood vessel and muscle inflammation, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Sjögren's disease, gout, and allergic responses.
SSRIs cure moderate to severe depression. SSRIs may reduce depression by blocking the brain's serotonin reuptake.
ACE inhibitors address hypertension and heart failure. These medications reduce blood pressure by inhibiting angiotensin II synthesis.
ARBs treat coronary artery disease or heart failure in those with type 2 diabetes, renal impairment, or ACE inhibitor intolerance.
Cholinesterase inhibitors cure Alzheimer's and other dementia patients' memory loss and mental disorders.