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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.

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Sleep aid

Sleep aid (sleeplessness) can be treated by Ambien, Trazodone Hydrochloride, Lunesta, Zolpidem Tartrate, Ambien Cr, Temazepam. (view latest reports from 123,448 patients)

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On Nov, 29, 2014: 189 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
Overall345784815
Long term
(1+ years)
11932209

Gender of people who take Benadryl for Sleep aid * :

FemaleMale
Sleep aid74.07%25.93%

Age of people who take Benadryl for Sleep aid * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Sleep aid0.00%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 * :

FemaleMale
Sleep aid80.95%19.05%

Age of people who find Benadryl more effective * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Sleep aid0.00%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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