Find Information About:

Drugs & Supplements

Get information and reviews on prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and supplements. Search by name or medical condition.

Pill Identifier

Pill Identifier

Having trouble identifying your pills?

Enter the shape, color, or imprint of your prescription or OTC drug. Our pill identification tool will display pictures that you can compare to your pill.

Get Started
My Medicine

My Medicine

Save your medicine, check interactions, sign up for FDA alerts, create family profiles and more.

Get Started

WebMD Health Experts and Community

Talk to health experts and other people like you in WebMD's Communities. It's a safe forum where you can create or participate in support groups and discussions about health topics that interest you.

  • Second Opinion

    Second Opinion

    Read expert perspectives on popular health topics.

  • Community


    Connect with people like you, and get expert guidance on living a healthy life.

Got a health question? Get answers provided by leading organizations, doctors, and experts.

Get Answers

Sign up to receive WebMD's award-winning content delivered to your inbox.

Sign Up

Help creating a new sleep product !
hildebjm posted:
Unfortunately I have been cursed with symptoms of insomnia. I have gone to many different doctors, and it's always the same,I just get a prescription for a sleeping pill because I don't have enough issues to be treated at a clinical level.

I refuse to continue to use prescription drugs because of the next day sluggish feel and I'm afraid to develop a dependency. I have tried all sorts of remedies and even CBT. I do have an easier time sleeping with a sleeping mask and sound machine.

Currently, I'm a senior product design student, and based on my own frustration and experiences, I've decided to try and create a new (or improved) sleep aid personal care product (i.e sound machine, light therapy, sleep tracker, light and sound machine etc.) .My target user would be people who have primary insomnia, circadian rhythm disorder or any person who is generally having a hard time sleeping.

My goal is to create a product that focuses on three major problems that lead to issues with sleep: STRESS, CIRCADIAN RHYTHM (light) and ENVIRONMENT.Ultimately I would like this product to be simple and much cheaper than existing products on the market.

If you use and sleep aid/ personal care products for sleep, and you have an idea of how the product could be significantly be improved or a completely new product idea, PLEASE share. And just a reminder this is a student project, for a design concept. I would love your insights ! Thank you !

feel free to contact me directly

Helpful Tips

Get the right sleep specialist and the right CPAP gear
I was diagnosed with moderate obstructive sleep apnea in 1995. My symptoms were morning headaches, weakness in the legs, irritability, ... More
Was this Helpful?
20 of 26 found this helpful

Helpful Resources

Be the first to post a Resource!

Related Drug Reviews

  • Drug Name User Reviews

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

For more information, visit the Duke Health Sleep Disorders Center