Nonbarbiturate hypnotics are medications used for treating sleep disorders. They belong to a class of drugs that induce sleep without using barbiturates. Antonyms for nonbarbiturate hypnotics are wakefulness-promoting agents or stimulants. These drugs increase alertness, concentration and reduce the need for sleep. Generally, stimulants are used for treating conditions such as narcolepsy, excessive daytime sleepiness, and ADHD. However, using antonyms for nonbarbiturate hypnotics can also have side effects like anxiety, agitation, jitteriness, and insomnia. Therefore, it is best to consult a doctor before using any medication for sleep disorders, and use them as directed by the doctor.
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