Over the Counter Sleep Aids - Aug 7th
Pharmacist Brain Jones gives expert tips on picking over the counter sleep aids.
What is a good OTC sleep aid? Antihistamines. Common sleep meds like Zzzquil and Unisom contain antihistamines like diphenhydramine and doxylamine as... Melatonin. Melatonin is a hormone produced naturally in our brains every day, regulating wakefulness as levels go up at... Valerian. Valerian is a ...
Best Over-the-Counter-Sleep-Aids. Editor’s Pick (Diphenhydramine HCl) – Vicks ZzzQuil Nighttime Sleep Aid. Best Value (Diphenhydramine HCl) – ValuMeds Nighttime Sleep Aid. Editor’s Pick (Doxylamine Succinate) – Kirkland Signature Sleep Aid. Best Value (Doxylamine Succinate) – Basic Care Sleep Aid.
So on balance, Natrol has been the most reliable over the counter sleep aid for me for some time now, and is the one I’m most likely to use when I have a bad patch of insomnia.