Lunesta is a drug prescribed to treat insomnia and problems sleeping. The best results are seen with this drug within the first two weeks. After that, the body develops a tolerance to Lunesta and adapts to the effects. Some people develop some type of dependence on Lunesta. Prolonged use of this drug will provoke undesirable symptoms once you stop taking it. The symptoms related to withdrawal are considered to be an indicator for addiction and/or dependency.
Usually, Lunesta abuse appears to help with insomnia at first, but in the long run, this is harmful. Once the addict stops using the drug, he or she will have trouble sleeping again. There will be difficulties falling and staying asleep, and peak time for sleep will change. People feel desperate to get any type of sleep, so taking a double or triple dose may be likely. A person who grows addicted to Lunesta will not be able to stop using the drug, and fear the consequences of not having the drug.