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Reviews for Diphenhydramine to treat Insomnia
Review by DeeJayS:
diphenhydramine: I have been taking half of a pill for years...but just recently have felt that it has not been as effective, so increased to a whole pill (25mg) and it works great with no sluggishness the next morning. Also ever since I have been taking these every night for sleep, I have noticed that I have fewer sinus infections..(I have allergies)...so it serves two purposes for me..
Sominex (diphenhydramine): I have taken Sominex for a few days now and still wake up after 2-3 hours sleep and can't get back to sleep again. I am so tired. Yet I can fall asleep in the chair really easy in the day. I was hoping Sominex would work but so far it really hasn't.
13 users found this comment helpful.
Nightime Sleepaid (diphenhydramine): My doctor had prescribed Ambien. Before taking it, I wanted to know side-effects. Found that it can have very negative unwanted side-effects. Therefore, did NOT even take one tablet. Threw them out! So, I turned to the Equate Nighttime Sleep aid, 50mg., which was a good choice. Help me to sleep well. I do, though, awake although briefly around 2:30-3:00 AM after having gong to bed at 9:00 PM. Notice some daytime sleepiness at times.
Sominex (diphenhydramine): I absolutely love Sominex. It works so great I fall asleep pretty fat and stay asleep which is so fantastic. Sometimes I wake up in the same position I fell asleep in. When I wake up it takes a few mins but once you start moving around you are fine.
15 users found this comment helpful.
Sominex (diphenhydramine): As a former bartender, I'm a night owl by nature. Now that I'm in law school and have 8am classes, I can't afford to be up all night. It ruins my entire next day because I cannot think and I am useless. Also, lack of sleep depresses me and gives me anxiety. Anyhow, I have tried literally everything under the sun- Ambien, Sleepy time, Valerian, melatonin, Simply sleep, and 4-5 others, both natural and not, and Sominex is the only one that has ever consistently worked to not only put me to sleep, but KEEP me asleep, on most nights. Occasionally I'll have an off night when I wake up mid-sleep or when I'm super groggy in the morning, but at least 90% of the time it works great. I usually take it about 1-2.5 hours before I want to fall asleep.
32 users found this comment helpful.
40 Winks (diphenhydramine): In a lower dose of 25mg it made it easier to wake up in the morning and increased my appetite but in the higher dose of 50mg I got headaches, lost my appetite, and my sleep got even more messed up.
diphenhydramine: I use this instead of Xanax. It works and has no hangover effect. My concern, however, is that a thrombophlebitis might have been the result of more that a month's moderate usage. I did go to the hospital where lab work was done and a wet-scan ultra-sound was done, with no evidence of clotting. I will continue to use it because it's more effective than any other product.
Unisom SleepGels (diphenhydramine): I really like Unisom SleepGels. I work at night, so sometimes I have difficulty sleeping mornings. They help me get the sleep I need, with no grogginess. And I only take them when I'm too hyped up to go to sleep, but I need to sleep.
10 users found this comment helpful.
diphenhydramine: I could not afford the expensive sleeping prescriptions, and was afraid of getting addicted to them, so I tried Sleep Aid Liquidcaps. I take one every night about 1 hour before bedtime and I sleep all night and get up in the morning feeling rested. Before, I was having trouble falling asleep and only getting about 3 hours sleep at night.
Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Works excellent if you haven't built a tolerance to it. After a few days of use you may find the medicine is less effective than it was when you first used it.
Benadryl knocks me out quite quick when I use it, the only problem I have with it is that I tend to oversleep or wake up groggy the morning after, which is generally relieved with some sort of caffeinated beverage.
12 users found this comment helpful.
diphenhydramine: This medicine does not help at all for my insomnia. I have taken small and larger doses and I still find myself just as awake as if I had taken nothing. It probably just is not strong enough because none of the OTC sleep aids worked for me. I eventually was put on Ambien CR which works very well.
Benadryl (diphenhydramine): After having scripts for lots of different benzodiazepines and sleeping pills, I still rely on this a couple times a month. The ONLY problem is after a couple of days it loses it's effectiveness. It is perfect for sleep and not feeling drugged.
23 users found this comment helpful.
Unisom SleepGels (diphenhydramine): I love Unisom Sleep Gels. I can't go to sleep and then can't stay asleep. This has fixed that with no grogginess next morning, no matter if you sleep 4 or 5 hours or 8 or 9 hours and feel the same. No hallucinations or anything. Best yet it's over the counter and cheap.
14 users found this comment helpful.
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