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Unisom Sleep Aid
I took one unisom sleeping aid tablet about 7pm and it is now 9pm & is still having a hard time falling asleep. Is there anything else OTC I can take?
Not much: Almost all OTC sleep aid bought are diphenhydramine, or Benadryl. This can be taken 25-50mg a night for sleep, but trying an additional sleep aid is likely adding more Benadryl, which can be unsafe. If insomnia is rare, then you shouldn't worry about it. If it is Christmas nice you you should see your doc to assess for medical causes or stress which may need treated in different ways ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: The 2 medications are compatible.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it okay to take unisom natural nights sleep aid(contains vitamin b, calcium, and melatonin)4 hours after taking cipro (ciprofloxacin)?
Will taking unisom natural nights sleep aid(contains calcium, vitamin b, and melatonin) 4 hours after taking cipro (ciprofloxacin), (cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxacin) make the cipro (ciprofloxacin) less effective?
My doctor said to take unisom but im now 14 weeks and wondering how safe it is to continue the sleep aid? I cannot sleep without the sleep aid, I have horrible insomnia that leads to me not sleeping for days without the sleep aid.
Safe: Unison has either diphenhydramine or doxylamine as the active ingredient. Both at safe to take for extended periods of time without concern for dependence, tolerance or harm when taken as directed. With insomnia that bad, I wonder, have you had asleep study? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There isn't one best: Sleep medication. Different sleep medications suit different patients and different conditions more optimally. Melatonin is often used because it is often effective, inexpensive, available over the counter and does not cause drowsiness the next day. Make sure that you are using excellent sleep hygiene. Retire ; rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark ; cool ; use only for sex ; sleep. Turn off. ...Read more
Sleep hygiene.: Generally, go to bed at the same time every night, awaken the same time every morning, stay in bed if you awaken during the night, no naps during the day, no activities in bed other than sleeping and relations, don't eat within four hours of going to sleep. Melatonin supplementation can help, too. ...Read more
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