User Reviews for Sominex
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Reviews for Sominex
For Insomnia "Certainly helps me to sleep. But first time I slept for about 12 hours which meant that I slept badly the following night. I now take 3/4 of the tablet for a solid 8 hours. I suggest trying 1/2 or 3/4 your first time The first half hour or so on waking leaves me groggy, then I'm fine. Also seems to help me sleep really well the following night. I use only occasionally."
Motoguzzibob (taken for 2 to 5 years) August 3, 2017
6 users found this comment helpful.
For Insomnia "I have been using sominex for a long time, I asked GP about it and he would rather I take it than prescribing me sleeping tabs, it works well for me, I take it at least an hour before bed, fall asleep easily and can still wake up for the bathroom and go straight back to sleep, feel fine on waking with no after effects, a great over the counter product."
Anonymous (taken for 2 to 5 years) June 13, 2017
9 users found this comment helpful.
For Insomnia "I believe this is the strongest non prescription sleeping aid that you can take. This works really well for me on the few occasions that I need it, within about 10 minutes of taking it, I fall asleep and stay so for longer than I normally would without it. You can even try 1/2 or 1/4 tablet if you don't want to take a whole one. . Definitely recommend this!"
Agg67 March 19, 2017
20 users found this comment helpful.
For Insomnia "I have never had a problem with going to sleep at night, but I bought some Sominex at the airport the other day in order to help me sleep in a 9 hour flight, and now for the past few days I have had severe insomnia. Nothing else my routine has changed, but now I am up all through the night, tired all day, and still can't sleep at night. I regret making the mistake of using this product."
Tonedeft December 7, 2016
5 users found this comment helpful.
"I've use it a couple of times neither time was it any help at all it's just another plaseabo"
MD78 May 21, 2016
2 users found this comment helpful.
For Insomnia "I have used Sominex for YEARS and I absolutely love it!!! I am NEVER groggy in the morning. It allows me to sleep, then if I have to go to the bathroom during the night, I am able to go back to sleep. I take it generally every night. When I have spoken to various doctors over the years, they have never seemed concerned about my long term use. Nothing else works quite like it, and it definitely improves my quality of life as I simply cannot function if I don't get enough sleep. I usually have to order it online because it is not always stocked at the stores that I go to. Hope this helps. Sweet Dreams. :)"
Stevie Lou February 20, 2016
57 users found this comment helpful.
For Insomnia "Takes a while to get to sleep but once asleep that's how I stay. However I have found that it still effects me the next day. .....extremely groggy and exhausted. Not for me ."
Banshees February 12, 2016
18 users found this comment helpful.
For Insomnia "Funnily enough, after taking this. I feel more easier to fell asleep during the day than in the night. After a unintentional 12 hours sleep( just couldn't wake myself up). Was awake for a few hours then was too drowsy and fell asleep again. Really feel these tablets works better during the day than in the night. : ("
Nickccc September 8, 2015
15 users found this comment helpful.
For Insomnia "Works for me in the same manner all the above have stated. Be aware, though, it is intended for occasional use, not nightly use. It's active ingredient is basically Benedryl, the same as in many allergy meds. If you check ingredient labels rather than going by the brand name, you may be able to find a bargain."
Gi-Savannah (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 26, 2015
23 users found this comment helpful.
For Insomnia "After I was in a severe car accident 8 years ago I've had chronic back pain and muscle spasms which has made it very hard to sleep. I am in the medical field and have tried lots of over the counter medicines and have also been prescribed medication however since taking Sominex I have been able to sleep through the night and I don't wake up groggy! Love it!"
562Peterson19 (taken for less than 1 month) June 24, 2014
78 users found this comment helpful.
For Insomnia "I use Sominex they really help me sleep I'm having a full nights sleep now and not waking during the night. HAPPY DAYS."
Loug33 March 22, 2014
51 users found this comment helpful.
For Insomnia "Sominex helps me to get to sleep fast. I can wake as I need and then return to sleep quickly."
Marie2 Julia September 28, 2013
58 users found this comment helpful.
For Insomnia "Sominex works well; sleep all night!!"
kimsGodchild (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 5, 2013
38 users found this comment helpful.
For Insomnia "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."
Yeshus March 26, 2013
43 users found this comment helpful.
For Insomnia "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. "
astuder11 February 28, 2013
47 users found this comment helpful.
For Insomnia "Sominex is a great night time sleep aide. One of the less costly options."
Kia N (taken for 5 to 10 years) August 16, 2012
29 users found this comment helpful.
For Insomnia "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."
Anonymous April 14, 2012
85 users found this comment helpful.
For Insomnia "This works much better than anything. It made me stay asleep longer as well."
Anonymous March 5, 2012
24 users found this comment helpful.
For Insomnia "I take it 3 or 4 times a week and it works well. Full night's sleep. A little drowsy when I wake up but it passes after my morning coffee. I love it."
don8841 November 18, 2011
27 users found this comment helpful.
For Insomnia "Sominex is a great mild sedative. Although it does have a bit fo a hangover effect in the morning, this typically only lasts an hour or so. I've been taking this stuff nightly for about a week and it's the best over the counter stuff you can get for sleep."
M1k3 March 6, 2008
77 users found this comment helpful.
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