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Poor sleep 5+yrs. Had allergies 2nights ago & took benadryl (diphenhydramine). Best sleep in YEARS 2nights in a row. Is benadryl (diphenhydramine) safe as sleep aid? Need restful SLEEP

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Dr. Hummayun Ismail
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine

In brief: Safe

It's side effect is sleepiness which you are using to your advantage. Only problem is over time it looses this side effect. So intermittent use especially if with allergic symptoms should be ok.

In brief: Safe

It's side effect is sleepiness which you are using to your advantage. Only problem is over time it looses this side effect. So intermittent use especially if with allergic symptoms should be ok.
Dr. Hummayun Ismail
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