Review: how effective is Benadryl for Sleep aid?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 8, 2014)
Overall ratings: 3.1/5
Long term ratings: 3.2/5
On a scale of 1 to 5: 1=not at all, 2=somewhat, 3=moderate, 4=high, 5=very high
This is a review of how effective Benadryl (diphenhydramine hydrochloride) is for Sleep aid. The study is based on 178 reports from user community and is updated continuously.
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What is Benadryl
Benadryl (latest outcomes from 29,259 users) has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies. Common side effects of Benadryl include breathing difficulty, nausea, nausea aggravated, dyspnoea exacerbated, rashes.
Sleep aid (latest reports from 755,424 patients) is typically treated by Ambien, Trazodone Hydrochloride, Lunesta, Zolpidem Tartrate, Ambien Cr, Seroquel.
On Mar, 8, 2014: 178 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||75.28%||24.72% |
Age of people who take Benadryl for Sleep aid * :
|Sleep aid||0.00%||2.25%||4.49%||19.66%||19.10%||17.42%||18.54%||18.54% |
Who find Benadryl more effective for Sleep aid?
Gender of people who find Benadryl more effective * :
|Sleep aid||80.70%||19.30% |
Age of people who find Benadryl more effective * :
|Sleep aid||0.00%||3.51%||8.77%||21.05%||21.05%||7.02%||22.81%||15.79% |
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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Comments for this study:
Geno (2 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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Pattern of usage
I have used Nytol before over the years. I usually only have this for one or two nights when suffering from insomnia over a number of days (i.e. desperate). If my sleep patterns are really out of kilter, I may take for up to 5 days, but I haven't done that for some years. On this occasion, I have taken the drug twice this week, although with a few days in between the two doses.
Having taken the pill with water at about midnight, I awoke at about 5 a.m. with the symptoms mentioned.
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