Help docs, is hydroxyzine a good sleep aid?

It can help. Hydroxyzine is an antihistamine, and is often prescribed as a sleep aid. It is a bit like diphenhydramine (Benadryl) and makes people drowsy, and often a bit groggy in the morning. It seems to make people less anxious as well.

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I'm not sure but is hydroxyzine a good sleep aid?

Could be. It is an antihistamine (similar to benadryl, (diphenhydramine) which you can buy over the counter). Because it is sedating, it is sometimes used as a sleep aid, and sometimes also used to treat anxiety. It may well help you fall asleep or stay asleep (recognizing that people have different responses to the same meds, so what works well for one person may or may not work for another). Read more...

Is jujube a good sleep aid and is it safe?

Ziziphus jujuba. Semen ziziphi spinosae, the seed of ziziphus jujuba, is a herbal, alternative medicine used in traditional chinese medicine. Recently, its use in sleep/insomnia has been examined in the medical literature in china. As far as i know, presently, there are no definitive studies in humans, only studies in rats and mice. Seek the advise of your physician for sleep disturbances and insomnia. Read more...
It sure is... At least for mice. I found only a mouse study looking at this effect of jujube. (http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/17479419). It appears to have components that are sedative and without noticeable side effects. Read more...

Lorazepam is it a good sleep aid? I toke it 3 years ago for my anxiety it worked really well do want to try any other pills. I still have pill from 3

Referral. This drug is indicated when prescribed for anxiety. Lorazepam may be habit-forming . Misuse of habit-forming medicine can cause addiction, overdose, or even death. I suggest you take the Lorazepam you have left to the prescribing physician and discuss your condition. Read more...

Which is a good sleep aid?

There are quite a . Few excellent sleep medications. Here are some over the counter natural remedies: chamomile, melatonin ; valerian root. Some people use benadryl (diphenhydramine). Your physician can prescribe sleep medication for you as well. Take care. Read more...

What's a good sleep aid recommendation?

Sleep recommendation. It really depends on the cause of the insomnia. If "pure" initial insomnia that comes and goes randomly lasting for only a few days, over the counter remedies can help. Diphenhydramine, melatonin, or valerian root can work - but must be from reputable producers. Sonata, (zaleplon) lunesta, or Ambien are prescription aids. Many use trazadone, gabapentin, mirtazipine, or tricyclic antidepressants as well. Read more...

Is marijuana a good sleep aid? I have tried many remedies and nothing seems to work. I would use marijuana as my last resort but if it will help then I might have to. I haven't been able to get to sleep until 7 or 8 in the morning. Can someone help?

NO. . No. I am not sure what you have tried but this is just not how you treat your insomnia. Marijuana has a lot of health hazards and must be avoided at all cost. Read more...
Perhaps. Cannabis is quite effective in helping with sleep in patients who have had a major trauma in their lives. There are a host of medical and psychiatric conditions associated with insomnia. Perhaps time to have a good work up? Read more...

What is a good sleep aid that is mostly natural and allows a full night's rest? I currently take ambien (zolpidem) to help ease my insomnia, but there are nights where it doesn't work or affect me at all. Basically, it's not very reliable.

A few. Insomnia is very annoying. I tell my ADHD patients to try Melatonin and to take chamomile calming tea 2-3 times a day. Personally like Tazo's brand. Stop TV/electronics 30 minutes before sleep. Use machine that makes calming droning sound next to bed. Hot shower and use lavender based lotion and comfy PJs. NO TV OR RADIO to lull to sleep. Use ambien (zolpidem) cautiously as can have some daytime drowsy pblms. Read more...