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I've been on both. Both sedated me a lot. Trazadone I took in the evening only so it wasn't suc a problem as I needed sleep. The quetiapine I eventually convinced the pdoc to put me on it at night and that also put me to sleep. Trouble was that the sleepiness continued onto the day and made e feel "flat". I eventually got him to change me to Mirtazepine as the Anti depressant and Aripiprazole which doesn't sedate me much and I take in the morning.