Best OTC medicine to help fall asleep

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  1. MikeMike

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    Let's jsut state that i royally fucked my sleep schedule up...

    I have been trying to get it back on track, but its impossible, ill just lay there awake trying to sleep..

    anyways, what do you recommend?

    Nyquil? Benadryl? Sleep4everyl?
     
  2. edro

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    1.5 dose of Nyquil works great.

    A bottle of wine works well too.
     
  3. MetalMat

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    You could try melatonin. Lots of people like it but it never worked that great for me even at high doses.
     
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    I've had some success with valerian root.
     
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    50mg Benadryl
     
  6. insect9

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    I have allergies already, so Benadryl for me. Works great. When I take Nyquil, I usually wake up at 2 and can't get back to sleep.
     
  7. Analog

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    doxylamine succinate
     
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    Masturbation works wonders. No drugs required, unless you take some viagra so you can do in several times consecutively.
     
  10. Texashiker

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    vodka and orange juice + sex about an hour later = good nights sleep.
     
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    Benadryl (diphenhydramine, also an ingredient in branded sleep aids and X PM stuff) puts me to sleep. Slight hangover the next day, even from half an adult dose (25mg). I'm pretty sensitive to downers, I think.

    Doxylamine Succinate (Unisom and others, I think) is stronger. I had a bad time with that once, where I woke up with the shakes for 20 minutes, so I don't take that anymore. And I'm talking half a dose of it, no alcohol, or anything else. Again, I think I'm sensitive to downers.
     
  13. GagHalfrunt

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    Benadryl plus half a melatonin.
     
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    Smoke some pot, dumb ass.
     
  15. MetalMat

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    Getting stoned before I go to bed always gives me some crazy ass dreams
     
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    Alcohol.

    The herbal shit like melatonin is all BOGUS SNAKEOIL BULLSHIT.
    All the other stuff's main active ingredient is alcohol.
    The other active ingredients in those OTC drugs are weak in comparison.

    Just have a few drinks and save the money.
     
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  18. jinduy

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    i like benadryl... sometimes half a tab is enough
     
  19. yh125d

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    Alcohol doesn't make everyone sleepy (myself included)

    also, melatonin has nothing to do with herbal snakeoil bullshit. It's the chemical produced in the brain that kicks off the start of the sleep cycle. It's none of this "make tea from the root of an ancient herb found only on horse shit and it will cure your crows feet" nonsense




    OP, try unisom sleeptabs with doxylamine succinate. Diphenhydramine doesn't work for me, and nyquil leaves a nasty hangover. Doxylamine does neither for me. Just good sleep.
     
  20. MagnusTheBrewer

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    Valerian Tea works, try it.

    All the better living through chemicals folks who think herbals are bullshit might want to consider where most of todays drugs come from. Herbs often perform better because of trace chemicals that ameliorate the side effects of the main ingredient(s).

    Big pharma has done a truly great job of painting herbal remedies as quackery, snake oil and, ineffective. Too bad all of recorded history disagrees.
     
  21. AyashiKaibutsu

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    Unconvincing troll is unconvincing. You're just as likely to get shit you don't want from the plant as you are to get things you do want, and with herbals being completely unregulated you might be getting chunks of the wrong part of the plant without any way to tell or any recourse.
     
  22. MikeMike

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    Where would i find this Valerian Tea?
     
  23. boomhower

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    Almost all the OTC has the same stuff in it, just a different box and price tag. I get the tablets so you can take only one pill and get half the dosage. NyQuil works well too.
     
  24. pontifex

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    melatonin works great for me.
     
  25. BoomerD

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    Force yourself to get up earlier than you'd like...

    then, do this for 8 hours:

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    Have a nice hot shower, eat dinner...sleep like a baby.