Lunesta Infographic

Last Edited: February 25, 2020

Patricia Howard, LMFT, CADC

Clinically Reviewed
Andrew Lancaster, LPC, MAC

All of the information on this page has been reviewed and certified by an addiction professional.

Lunesta (Eszopiclone) is a sedative prescribed to treat insomnia. Like all sedatives, Lunesta causes sleepiness and drowsiness by slowing down the body’s basic functions (heart rate and breathing). One can quickly and easily develop a strong tolerance for Lunesta, which makes it highly addictive. Visit the Lunesta Page for more information.