Is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or simply sleep good for insomnia?

Temporarily. Taking otc meds and even prescription pills are ok for a short term basis. Insomnia is often a multifaceted issue that needs proper evaluation and treatment. Often proper sleep hygiene is enough to correct the problem without the need for medications. As with any sleep aid, physical dependence is possible so avoid regular use. It is best to consult with a sleep specialist.
Short term. These otc meds are for short term purposes only. But insomnia should be addressed further if it becomes chronic as there ate many causes to this.

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Can you take 75 mg diphenhydramine HCl (tylenol (acetaminophen) simply sleep) with. 5 mg diazepam (valium)?

Probably. I think you mean 5 mg of diazepam, not .5. 75 mg of diphenydramine is a bit high. Tegether, they synergize for additional sedation. Alone, it is probably not enough to be a problem, but if combined with other sedating agents or alcohol, you would be taking a risk, possibly a serious one. Read more...

Is it safe to take one 25mg Benadryl (diphenhydramine) capsule solely as a sleep aid? Insomnia for a week, taking a toll on my physical and emotional well being.

Yes . One week should be okay. As long as the package inserts are followed. In the long term you'll benefit most from educating yourself about proper sleep hygiene as opposed to a quick fix with pills. Read more...
Yes. Yes Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is considered relatively safe although it can cause dry eyes dry mouth and even constipation in some. Some people feel "wired" after Benadryl (diphenhydramine) but if that is not the case for you then you can usually take it safely. Read more...

Can psychiatric meds rewire the brain to create a neverending insomnia? I can only sleep using Benadryl (diphenhydramine) & am worried for my future. Everyones sleeping

Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is safe. If Benadryl (diphenhydramine) works for you, don't worry about the safety. As for whether the brain can be rewired, i would venture to say yes but whether it would restore normal sleeping or not would depend on the cause for the insomnia. Read more...
Insomnia. Insomnia may be caused by multiple conditions. Disrupted sleeping cycle by changing sleeping and waking up hours (shift work sleeping disorder) or hyperactive states (bipolar, adhd, drug abuse) or depression may be common reasons for that problem. Anxiety and ptsd, breathing disorders like COPD or sleep apnea can contribute. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is helpful and not addictive. Make a consultation now! Read more...

Is stopping diphenhydramine for sleep going to cause any rebound insomnia or other symptoms? If so how long to overcome rebound symptoms?

No . There shouldn't be any rebound from stopping diphenhydramine. The sleeping effects of daily Diphenhydramine tend to wear off if it's taken every day. It never gets to the point of rebounding. But be aware that without the soporific effects, you may possibly have insomnia independently of any medicine withdrawal effect, since that was the original reason you started using it. Read more...
Dependance. I am not aware of any dependance related to this drug (antihistamine), but the symptome of insomnia probably needs to be addressed probably with some lifestyle changes and some physical activity during the day to make you feel more tired and desiring to sleep without medications. Hope this is somewhat helpful. Read more...