Why Trials?

Insomnia is common, but finding the right sleep solution is personal.

Our expert-guided program decodes what's keeping you awake to uncover how to get you back to sleep.

How Trials Work

  • Complete Your Online Consultation

    Submit an online visit so your doctor can understand your needs and receive up to 2 different trial prescriptions.

  • Pick Up Prescriptions From Your Mailbox

    Try one medication for one week and the second the next week. Keep a journal of your progress along the way.

  • Follow-Up With Your Doctor

    Review your journal with your doctor, who may prescribe new medications to try along with sleep hygiene advice based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

  • Get Ongoing Support

    Your sleep expert will continue to work with you as long as it takes to find a personalized treatment plan that fits your lifestyle and needs.

Example Sleep Medications

We've worked with sleep experts to understand the most effective solutions.

Gabapentin

Gabapentin insomnia prescription medication and trial
            medication

Gabapentin

Prescription Sleep Aid

Gabapentin insomnia prescription medication and trial
              medication

Gabapentin

  • 100mg
  • 300mg
  • 400mg

Overview

Gabapentin is used for many different conditions including nerve pain, seizures, migraines, restless leg syndrome, and insomnia.

It releases a calming effect that can lead to deeper, uninterrupted sleep.

Gabapentin is not a controlled substance. Prescribing this medication for insomnia is an off-label usage.

Your doctor will determine if Gabapentin is right for you and at what dosage level.

Learn more about Gabapentin, how it works, and potential side effects here.

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* An online doctor's visit is required for any prescription.
Gabapentin may or may not be included in your trial or monthly prescription.

Hydroxyzine

Hydroxyzine insomnia prescription medication and trial
            medication

Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride

Prescription Sleep Aid

Hydroxyzine insomnia prescription medication and trial
              medication

Hydroxyzine

  • 10mg
  • 25mg
  • 50mg

Overview

Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride is an antihistamine, a medication known for preventing allergic reactions. However, its calming effects can be helpful in treating insomnia as well.

Hydroxyzine is not classified as a controlled substance. Prescribing this medication for insomnia is an off-label usage.

The correct dosage needed to be effective varies by person. Your doctor will work with you to find out whether a prescription is right for you.

Learn more about Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride, how it works, and potential side effects.

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* An online doctor's visit is required for any prescription.
Hydroxyzine may or may not be included in your trial or monthly prescription.

Trazodone

Trazodone
            insomnia prescription medication and trial medication

Trazodone

Prescription Sleep Aid

Trazodone insomnia prescription medication and trial
              medication

Trazodone

  • 50mg
  • 100mg
  • 150mg

Overview

Trazodone is an antidepressant that restores levels of serotonin in the brain. Research has shown it can be an effective option for solving short-term insomnia.

Trazodone is not classified as a controlled substance and has a low risk of dependency. Prescribing Trazodone for insomnia is an off-label usage.

Dosage depends on each person and their needs. Your doctor will work with you to figure out if Trazodone is right for you.

Learn more about Trazodone, how it works, and potential side effects.

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* An online doctor's visit is required for any prescription.
Trazodone may or may not be included in your trial or monthly prescription.

Get the help you need to feel like yourself again.

* Kick does not prescribe controlled substances such as Ambien or Lunesta.
An online doctor visit is required for all prescription medication.

A Word From Our Doctors

"Kick’s comprehensive approach provides easy, affordable, and convenient sleep solutions that get you the rest you need to be at the top of your game each day"

Dr. Alex Dimitriu
Board-Certified Psychiatrist And Sleep Specialist

Dr. Alex Dimitriu, Stanford-trained Psychologist, Sleep
            Specialist and Kick Advisor

Frequently Asked Questions

Our monthly subscription includes guidance from expert doctors, prescription medications, a personalized sleep journal, and CBT-i coaching.

All of this is accessible from our site and without the need for an in-person appointment.

Subscriptions are on a monthly basis and can be canceled at any time.

Following your online consult, your doctor will prescribe you two medications to trial. You’ll trial one medication for the first week and the other medication for the second week, keeping a sleep journal along the way to track your progress.

After two weeks, you’ll check in with your doctor to let them know how you’re doing and how effective each medication was for you.

If you’ve found a solution in those first two weeks, your doctor will write you a full prescription for that medication. If not, you’ll continue to trial medications under the supervision of your doctor until you’ve found what works.

Your doctor will also provide coaching along the way and suggest any lifestyle changes that may help you progress.

Visit this page for more information about our insomnia medication trials.

Kick’s prescriptions include effective, proven prescriptions to help with insomnia. When you sign up for Kick, you’ll work with your doctor to find which prescription is right for you.

Please be sure to give your doctor a full and up-to-date medical history so they can make a careful and informed recommendation for you.

We do not prescribe any of the Z-drugs (Ambien, Lunesta, or Sonata) and none of the prescriptions we offer are listed as controlled substances.

Once you receive your prescription, your doctor will provide you with a treatment plan that includes instructions, dosage information, side effects, and other important information.

Your blood pressure is used by your doctor to help them determine whether or not you’re in generally good health. A blood pressure reading that’s too high or too low may cause doctors to recommend against writing a prescription or make an alternative recommendation.

If you haven’t had your blood pressure taken recently, or can’t remember what the reading was the last time you had it taken, you can visit your local pharmacy. Walmart and Rite-Aids nationwide have free blood pressure stations. Alternatively, enter your location into higi or Pursuant Health to find the nearest blood pressure station near you.

Though we recommend visiting a pharmacy to have your blood pressure read for free, blood pressure can be taken at home. Click here to learn more about taking an accurate blood pressure reading from home.

Your initial trial medications will include a one week supply each of two trial medications.

Ongoing prescriptions will include a one month supply of your medication.

Did you know going to a sleep specialist can cost up to $800 per visit? And often this isn’t fully covered by insurance.

Our integrative sleep approach includes prescriptions, CBT-i, and ongoing support for a $129 monthly subscription.

Subscriptions are on a monthly basis and can be canceled at any time.

Those who experience insomnia have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep all night. It’s one of the most commonly reported sleep disorders with 30% of American adults experiencing symptoms every year.

Causes of insomnia vary but often include stress, travel, a sleep disorder, or poor sleep hygiene.

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            soundly in her bed

Sleep is incredibly personal, and not everyone needs the same sleep to be healthy.

Your doctor will help you to discover what’s keeping you up at night and uncover the most effective methods for your best night’s rest using an integrative, multifaceted approach.

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              sleeping soundly in bed

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              her Kick trial sleep prescription bottle

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              the sleep data on his Apple watch to add into his Kick sleep
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Struggling To Get To Bed?

CBT-i therapy helps you identify the thoughts, behaviors, and habits that keep you up at night and replace them with routines to get you back to bed.