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Review: how effective is Benadryl for Sleep aid?

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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 186 reports from user community and is updated continuously.

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What is Benadryl

Benadryl (latest outcomes from 29,318 users) has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies.

Sleep aid

Sleep aid (latest reports from 775,513 patients) is typically treated by Ambien, Trazodone Hydrochloride, Lunesta, Zolpidem Tartrate, Ambien Cr, Temazepam.

On Jul, 29, 2014: 186 people are studied for taking Benadryl in Sleep aid




Benadryl effectiveness for Sleep aid


Long term Benadryl effectiveness for Sleep aid

Benadryl effectiveness for Sleep aid (number of people):

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Overall345774714
Long term
(1+ years)
11932208

Gender of people who take Benadryl for Sleep aid * :

FemaleMale
Sleep aid74.73%25.27%

Age of people who take Benadryl for Sleep aid * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Sleep aid0.00%2.15%4.30%20.97%18.28%17.74%17.74%18.82%

Who find Benadryl more effective for Sleep aid?

Gender of people who find Benadryl more effective * :

FemaleMale
Sleep aid81.97%18.03%

Age of people who find Benadryl more effective * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Sleep aid0.00%3.28%8.20%24.59%19.67%8.20%21.31%14.75%

* 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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  • I have been taking large amounts of benadryl almost daily for the last two years. These last 6 months I have noticed weird and painful/scary symptoms after taking my dose (yellow skin,reversed vision; i am normally nearsighted but after taking a dose I become farsighted or completely blurred.lower back pain, stomach burning, even seizures) these symptoms fade after the benadryl works its way out of my system. I just dont know if i should be concerned or not

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  • Noticed a significant drop in lung function and much more mucus to cough up about six months ago. This has made it difficult to cough up. Other conditions are better with medications.

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