Zaleplon is a sedative, also called a hypnotic. It affects chemicals in your brain that may become unbalanced and cause sleep problems (insomnia). Zaleplon is used to treat insomnia. This medicine causes relaxation to help you fall asleep and stay asleep. Zaleplon may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Sonata is a sedative medicine used to treat people who have trouble falling asleep. It is also referred to as hypnotic. Sonata helps people to fall asleep faster by working on certain centers in the brain. This makes one to feel relaxed in the process one feels dizzy and slowly fall asleep.