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How effective is Benadryl for Sleep aid (Insomnia)?
Summary: 189 Benadryl users have rated its effectiveness for Sleep aid.
Overall ratings: 3.1/5
Long term ratings: 3.2/5
This is a review of how effective Benadryl (diphenhydramine hydrochloride) is for Sleep aid and for what kind of people. The study is created by eHealthMe and is updated continuously.
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What is Benadryl
Benadryl (latest outcomes from 29,359 users) has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies.
Sleep aid (sleeplessness) can be treated by Ambien, Trazodone Hydrochloride, Lunesta, Zolpidem Tartrate, Ambien Cr, Temazepam. (view latest reports from 123,448 patients)
On Nov, 29, 2014: 189 people are studied for taking Benadryl in Sleep aid
Benadryl effectiveness for Sleep aid (number of people):
|not at all||somewhat||moderate||high||very high |
Gender of people who take Benadryl for Sleep aid * :
|Sleep aid||74.07%||25.93% |
Age of people who take Benadryl for Sleep aid * :
|Sleep aid||0.00%||2.12%||4.23%||21.16%||18.52%||17.99%||17.46%||18.52% |
Who find Benadryl more effective for Sleep aid?
Gender of people who find Benadryl more effective * :
|Sleep aid||80.95%||19.05% |
Age of people who find Benadryl more effective * :
|Sleep aid||0.00%||3.17%||7.94%||23.81%||20.63%||9.52%||20.63%||14.29% |
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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Comments for this study:
Geno (3 years ago):
I have been taking benadryl for 3 years with absolutely no apparent side effects.....I only take one 25mg tab and it keeps me from waking after 4 hours of sleep.....it gets me 7-8 hours of solid sleep. I have gone 3-4 days without taking it and I sleep fine for about 4 nights and then sleep better if I take a tablet. The only side effect is that I am very rested and happy during the day.
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