Over the Counter Sleep Aids - Aug 7th
Pharmacist Brain Jones gives expert tips on picking over the counter sleep aids.
Common sleep meds like Zzzquil and Unisom contain antihistamines like diphenhydramine and doxylamine as the active ingredients. (The allergy medication Benadryl also contains diphenhydramine, which...
Over-the-counter sleep aids are a temporary solution for insomnia. Generally, they're not intended to be used for longer than two weeks. Avoid alcohol. Never mix alcohol and sleep aids. Alcohol can increase the sedative effects of the medication. Beware of side effects.
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.