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can vicks-zzquil cause anxiety? what can be used as a natural sleep-aid?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Natural Sleep aids: Valerian (Valeriana officinalis), California poppy (Eschscholzia californica), Wild lettuce (Lactuca virosa), Lemon Balm ((Melissa officinalis)), passion flower (Passiflora incarnata), Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis), Hops (Humulus lupulus), Lavender (Lavandula officinalis) & St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum) are herbs which can aid with sleep. Kava kava (Piper methysticum) can be effective but
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Provided original answer
has potential for liver problems. Melatonin is widely used. Vicks-zzquil can cause restlessness.
Oct 11, 2014
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 32 years experience
yes, benadryl can cause anxiety due to the fact that it is anti-cholinergic. Can affect memory. Nice list of sleep aids provided by Dr. Fowler.
Oct 11, 2014

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