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How effective is Benadryl for Sleep aid (Insomnia)?

Summary: 194 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 has active ingredients of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. It is often used in allergies. (latest outcomes from 29,395 Benadryl users)

Sleep aid

Sleep aid (sleeplessness) can be treated by Ambien, Trazodone Hydrochloride, Lunesta, Zolpidem Tartrate, Ambien Cr, Zopiclone. (latest reports from 131,447 Sleep Aid patients)

On Feb, 28, 2015: 194 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
Overall348794915
Long term
(1+ years)
11932219

Gender of people who take Benadryl for Sleep aid * :

FemaleMale
Sleep aid74.23%25.77%

Age of people who take Benadryl for Sleep aid * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Sleep aid0.00%2.06%4.12%20.62%18.04%18.56%18.04%18.56%

Who find Benadryl more effective for Sleep aid?

Gender of people who find Benadryl more effective * :

FemaleMale
Sleep aid81.25%18.75%

Age of people who find Benadryl more effective * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Sleep aid0.00%3.12%7.81%23.44%20.31%9.38%21.88%14.06%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Find out which drug is more effective in real world to treat:

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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