Is it safe to take gravol, dramamine (dimenhydrinate) to help sleep?

Not recommended. Gravol is a combination of diphenhydramine, a sedating antihistamine, and chlorotheophylline, a mild stimulant, which is added to counteract the sleep-inducing effects and allow use during the day as an anti-nausea treatment. Because of this, it's not very effective for insomnia, and may actually have the opposite effect, disturbing sleep later in the night.
Confused? Dramamine is the over the counter med for motion sickness. Diphenhydramine or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is what is in all rh over the counter sleep meds. It might put you to sleep but destroys normal sleep architecture and even after sleeping 9 hoursyouight awaken as though you hardly slept and feel groggy. Sometimes it backfires and keeps older people awake too.

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If I take dramamine (dimenhydrinate) would it put me to sleep?

Maybe. But unlikely. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or melatonin do a better job for most patients. Avoid all medications during pregnancy. Tip: get up very early in the morning and you will be very tired for the next night. Read more...

I'm 21.I suffer from insomnia and I'm sad these days. I have a really bad sleep programme. It would be bad if I take dramamine (dimenhydrinate) pills for some nights?

Why not start by. addressing your sadness and using good sleep hygiene. 1. Keep regular bed & wakening time (even weekends). Get up same time daily. 2. Use regular, relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath / shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in dark, quiet, cool room w comfy mattress & pillows. 4. Bedroom only for sleep & sex. Put work materials, computers, & TVs in another room. 5. Read more...

I'm 120 pounds and take an Adderall XR 30mg in the morning. Is it okay to take a 50mg dramamine (dimenhydrinate) at around 11pm to help me sleep?

Should be ok. Can't think of any problems--there r better sleep aids than dramamine (dimenhydrinate) but if u r happy with it no problem. Read more...
Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) As long as these are prescribed and u have no residual effect the following morning from dramamine, (dimenhydrinate) should be ok. Read more...
Full Day Dosing. You will be better off if your prescriber gives you full-day dosing for your ADHD. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) XR lasts no longer than 12-hours and if an adult does not have a late afternoon dose of this or similar meds, they often experience a kick-back effect and have a disturbance of sleep. The late afternoon dose of short acting stimulant should drop off just before bedtime and you will sleep like a rock. Read more...
Consider alternative. If you are experiencing difficulty getting to sleep after taking Adderall XR, consider a problem with rebound to an over tired state. Among alternatives would be Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) which can last up to 15 hours or consider Provigil or Nuvigil which generally do not negatively affect sleep. Read more...