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what is the best otc sleep aid?

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Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
Hospital-based practice 46 years experience
OTC sleep aid: Several- benadryl, (diphenhydramine) unisom, valerian, melatonin etc. But they have potential side effects.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me what is the best OTC sleep aid to use from time to time?

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Dr. Jane Kang
Dr. Jane Kang answered
Psychiatry 21 years experience
There is no "best"..: The best one is one that works for you and doesn't cause any problems. The most common over the counter sleep aids have diphenhydramine, and this is in Benadryl and unisom. Nyquil has a sleep medicine (zzquil) that also has diphenhydramine, but it also has alcohol. You could also try melatonin is something you can buy in the store that can help with sleep.

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