A 74-year-old female asked:
Would you recommend melatonin or benydryl to take as a sleep aid?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Heidi Fowler answered
24 years experience in Psychiatry
I would start with a: Recommendation for good sleep hygiene. I would only suggest Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for very short term use. I tend to recommend melatonin over benadryl (diphenhydramine). Try these sleep tips. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm >.
Answered on Aug 14, 2018
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