Sleep aids. Medications such as zolpidem (Ambien) that are designed to promote sleep can be successful, but people usually develop a tolerance to sleep medications when used over time; the drugs just stop working. One way of delaying or avoiding the tolerance effect is to use a different sleep aid each night. For example, a patient with fibromyalgia may want to start off with the following drug combinations: ■Night 1: 5 to 10 milligrams (mg) of zolpidem ■Night 2: 1 to 3 mg of clonazepam (Klonopin) ■Night 3: 23 to 46 mg of clorazepate (Tranxene) ■Night 4: 5 to 10 mg of zolpidem again, followed by clonazepam the next night and clorazepate the next. Additional sleep aids include the tricyclic antidepressant amitriptyline (which has many side effects), the over-the-counter drug doxylamine hydrochloride (sold under the brand-name Unisom and generically), and melatonin in doses of 300 micrograms (mcg) to 6 mg at bedtime I have just found this i thought it was interesting as its similar to what i do but with different meds. cheers!!