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What over-the-counter drugs can help you sleep?

What over-the-counter drugs can help you sleep?

Melatonin: Melatonin taken two hours before the desired sleeptime can work extremely well for insomnia with no risk of weight gain and little risk of hangover the next day. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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Most preferred over-the-counter sleep aid?

Most preferred over-the-counter sleep aid?

Discuss with MD: Please don't rely on internet searches to answer this question. Have a consult with your own physician who knows you, your medical history, possible causes of difficulty in sleeping, and how best to help you. This is not a cookbook recipe issue. ...Read more

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What are good over-the-counter meds for sleep aid?

What are good over-the-counter meds for sleep aid?

OTC sleep aid: Melatonin, diphenhydramine, and herbals such as valerian root and chamomile are examples. ...Read more

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Can i take tazadone and a over-the-counter sleep aid?

Can i take tazadone and a over-the-counter sleep aid?

Would not advise: Trazodone dose is normally adjusted to improve sleep; adding a separate sleep aid makes it difficult to figure out when you have achieved the best dose of trazodone for your condition. You & your doctor will work together toward three obectives with dosing.Trazodone should help you 1 fall asleep quickly 2. Remain asleep all night 3.Not leave you groggy in the morning. See your doctor if needed. ...Read more

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Which over-the-counter night time sleep aid should I use?

The choice is yours.: I will make some natural remedy suggestions: valerian root, chamomile and melatonin. If those aren't available to you - benardryl is easy to get. Make sure you are using excellent sleep hygiene. Retire ; rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark ; cool ; use only for sex ; sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs ; no alcohol or tobacco >. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the most potent over-the-counter sleep aid?

Need advice on what is the the most potent over-the-counter sleep aid?

Sleep: Need assessment to find out the cause of your insomnia so you can treat it. If primary insomnia is determined to be the cause, and your doctor approves it, melatonin is worth a try. ...Read more

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I can't sleep without taking an over-the-counter sleep aid. What should I do?

I can't sleep without taking an over-the-counter sleep aid.  What should I do?

See your doctor: Over the counter sleep-aids like melatonin & Benadryl (diphenhydramine) are only effective for certain types of sleep disturbances. There are prescription medications and other home-remedies that are quite effective.Your doctor can also evaluate you for causes of sleep deprivation, like sleep apnea or anxiety. ...Read more

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Can i take an over the counter sleep aid the night before surgery?

Can i take an over the counter sleep aid the night before surgery?

Probably not: It is not a good idea to take a sedative medication without discussing it first with the anesthesiologist performing your anesthesia. ...Read more