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A 37-year-old member asked:

Which is a good sleep aid?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
There are quite a : Few excellent sleep medications. Here are some over the counter natural remedies: chamomile, melatonin ; valerian root. Some people use benadryl (diphenhydramine). Your physician can prescribe sleep medication for you as well. Take care.

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What's a good sleep aid recommendation?

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Sleep recommendation: It really depends on the cause of the insomnia. If "pure" initial insomnia that comes and goes randomly lasting for only a few days, over the counter remedies can help. Diphenhydramine, melatonin, or valerian root can work - but must be from reputable producers. Sonata, (zaleplon) lunesta, or Ambien are prescription aids. Many use trazadone, gabapentin, mirtazipine, or tricyclic antidepressants as well.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

I'm not sure but is hydroxyzine a good sleep aid?

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Dr. Jonathan Shedler
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Could be: It is an antihistamine (similar to benadryl, (diphenhydramine) which you can buy over the counter). Because it is sedating, it is sometimes used as a sleep aid, and sometimes also used to treat anxiety. It may well help you fall asleep or stay asleep (recognizing that people have different responses to the same meds, so what works well for one person may or may not work for another).

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