A member asked:

I am 17 weeks pregnant and averaging 5-6 hours of sleep a night. can i take unisom regularly to get a better night's sleep? other suggestions?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias answered

Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Unisom or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) are considered safe in pregnancy, however Diphenhydramine crosses the placenta and should be avoided if not necessary. Try non-medicinal methods, such as chamomile, avoidance of stimulants (caffeine, tea, chocolate). If you have to take Diphenhydramine to sleep, only take 25 mg nightly for as little time as possible.

Answered Jun 25, 2014

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