A 44-year-old member asked:
Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy work as sleep aid?
1 doctor answer
Dr. R Sangal answered
42 years experience in Sleep Medicine
Yes but: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) does cause sleepiness, and is found in many over-the-counter sleeping pills. Used here and there, now and then, it is fine for many but not all people. If used regularly, it loses its ability to improve sleep. It does cause daytime sleepiness into the next day.
Answered on May 17, 2016
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