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Greeley, CO
A 57-year-old female asked:

I used to take 2 benadryls and melatonin to sleep, i skip that now and take 1 benadryl, how come its easier to sleep if i take less. i have allergies. i thought it would be the opposite, id sleep better before.

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
Infectious Disease 25 years experience
Sleep quality: Ideally, you would not depend on ANYTHING at all for sleep... those meds may temporarily seem to help, but in actual fact, they 'mess' with the sleep cycle. So I personally try never to take them... This may explain why you're actually doing better on less medication. The body knows what it needs to do - and better not to interfere artificially if you can help it. There's lots more on this topic
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