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

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Allison Greco
General Practice
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Allison Greco
Allison Greco
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
2 doctors agree

In brief: Sleep expert

That is what they are trained to do.
And it took them a lot of work to become a sleep expert. See one.

In brief: Sleep expert

That is what they are trained to do.
And it took them a lot of work to become a sleep expert. See one.
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
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