Please recommend the best OTC sleep-aid besides diphenhydramine?

Some options. i think the diphenhydramine is one of the more effective choices but other that may or may not work: melatonin valerian root http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-land-nod/201305/the-lowdown-over-the-counter-sleep-aids.

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Can you tell me what is the best OTC sleep-aid besides diphenhydramine?

OTC sleep agents. Common OTC sleep aids include Chamomile tea, 5-HTP, Melatonin and Valerian Root. Sleep enhancing foods include warm milk, turkey, cherries, oatmeal, bananas, wine and others. You can become accustomed to the effects of things like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and other drugs so they will no longer work but the tea and Valerian root don't seem to do that. . Read more...

I took drug test today and it was positive for tca, I regularly take an OTC sleep aid with diphenhydramine. Couldn't have caused the false positive?

"tca"???? did you mean THC (marijuana or cannabis)? TCA medically usually means tricyclic antidepressant, and these are actually chemically similar to benadryl (diphenhydramine). If all that was done was a SCREENING test, there are lots of potential false positives, and if used for legal purposes, all screening tests should be confirmed with a more sophisticated test, usually gas chromatography/mass spectroscopy. Read more...

I'm one of the rare people who have an adverse reaction to diphenhydramine, it makes me anxious and shaky. Is there any OTC sleep aid other than melatonin that does NOT contain diphenhydramine?

Not known. Although other OTC antihistamines may cause some drowsiness, the effect/side effect profiles are quite different. I am not aware of any OTC med used. By the way, I just saw a patient last week having the same reactions to Benadryl (diphenhydramine). Read more...