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how long does it take for sleep aid to work

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to say: Some kids actually settle & sleep easier with these meds than expected since their system is a bit different. Time will tell. There is nothing you ... Read More

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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Depends: Alcohol elimination depends on various factors including concomitant food consumption, other comorbidities, etc. Diphenhydramine is another sedating d ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
Specializes in Family Medicine
While the science: ...isn't clear on whether phenibut activates GABA receptors or not, the science IS clear that phenibut can be habit-forming. In general, it takes abo ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
A few: Insomnia is very annoying. I tell my ADHD patients to try Melatonin and to take chamomile calming tea 2-3 times a day. Personally like Tazo's brand. S ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Smoking is toxic: Toxic means unsafe, or really unsafe. The intentional habit of inhaling burning organic material, combined with various chemicals used in the growing ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience Psychiatry
Yes and no: It will work for a couple of days, then you might need to stop for two days and then restart it again. It is basically benadryl, (diphenhydramine) the ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Sleep hygiene.: Generally, go to bed at the same time every night, awaken the same time every morning, stay in bed if you awaken during the night, no naps during the ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
40 years experience Dentistry
Prevention: Not being able to sleep may indicated sleep problems that can be life shortening or life threatening. The only way to know if there are serious probl ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It is better to use: Non-medication approaches to sleep better. Use excellent sleep hygiene. 1. Keep regular bed ; wakening time (includes weekends). Get up same time dail ... Read More
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A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
I would start with a: Recommendation for good sleep hygiene. I would only suggest Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for very short term use. I tend to recommend melatonin over ben ... Read More
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