Don't Recommend Hetlioz for Most Insomnia Patients

Patients are asking about Hetlioz (HET-lee-owz, tasimelteon) for "non-24"...due to all the TV, internet, and magazine ads.

It's a melatonin-receptor agonist similar to Rozerem (ramelteon). But Hetlioz is approved for non-24 sleep-wake disorder.

Non-24 is a circadian disorder where patients can't synchronize their internal clock to the 24-hour light-dark cycle. It occurs in over half of blind people...but is very rare in sighted people.

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