Can you use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to help you fall asleep before it won't work anymore?

Short term ok. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) should not be used long term for insomnia. It may get you to sleep but over time it will disrupt your deep sleep or rem sleep. That could be detrimental to your health.

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Is it problematic to take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) every night to fall asleep?

Rather benign med. Benedryl is the main sleep ingredient in most otc sleep products & as an otc med it has been show to be relatively safe, even when taken over a long term. That said, you may want to meet with your pcp, have a regular checkup & discuss any other symptoms that could point to a treatable condition that is interfering with natural sleep. Read more...

I have a very hard time going to sleep on my own. 12 miligrams of melatonin and 4 Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to just fall asleep what can I do to get more sleep?

Lots. Not good choices for quality sleep. With this much trouble, should see a doctor to find the cause. Many health conditions cause insomnia, and treating the symptom only won't help. Need good sleep hygiene, health habits that promote sleep. Includes regular exercise, no caffeine/stimulants after midday or earlier, consistent sleep and wake time, no strenuous physical/mental activity hour before bed. Read more...

Does antihistamine benadryl (diphenhydramine) effect REM sleep when used to help fall asleep couple times a week? I like my testosterone levels high.

Likely. Nearly all sleep aids affect one's natural sleep cycle- some more than others. Having insomnia is the least of your worry if you are on high dose testosterone. It is time for you to stop trading the future of your health with short-term gratification on your muscle mass. At the least, you will end up with pimples and shrunken balls. Read more...