Martinsburg, WV
A 25-year-old female asked:

I can't sleep without taking an over-the-counter sleep aid. what should i do?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Allison Greco
Dr. Allison Grecoanswered
General Practice 11 years experience
See your doctor: Over the counter sleep-aids like melatonin & Benadryl (diphenhydramine) are only effective for certain types of sleep disturbances. There are prescription medications and other home-remedies that are quite effective.Your doctor can also evaluate you for causes of sleep deprivation, like sleep apnea or anxiety.
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