The Shoutbox
Originally Posted by ynwtf
Benadryl knocks me out within half an hour of taking it so, if I'm desperate, I'll use it as a sleep aid. The trouble of it is that in exactly 5 hours after falling to sleep, I wake right up and can't even be bothered to fall back to sleep. Then I just stare at the walls for 3 more hours.
I'm such a night owl that about a decade ago I started taking a half-dose of Walmart's generic "sleep aid" to get back to sleep. I wake up often (60-year-old bladder FTW!), and my brain always shifted into high gear when I'd try to get back to sleep. Then I started also getting up at 6 a.m. to cook hubby breakfast before work... and couldn't get back to sleep. (I typically go to bed between 2 and 3 a.m.)

The half-dose worked wonders. It didn't knock me out completely but it did help me ease back to sleep after getting up for anything. It wasn't until about a year ago that a nurse friend of mine pointed out that the "sleep aid" ingredient was just Benadryl. I had never made the connection.

If I take a whole dose (50mg instead of one 25mg tablet), I get jittery and it has the opposite effect. The half-dose has been perfect.

Also, I have no allergies, so I'd never bought anything like Benadryl before.
Same re: Zyrtec
I usually use Zyrtec for my allergies. It works pretty well.
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They doled out Benadryl in rehab if you couldnít sleep or were feeling anxious. A whole sheet will **** you up, tho 😅
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I musta sneezed a hundred times today
Do you get allergies around this time of the year as well?
Indeed. Then I pop some Benadryl and pass out
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Benadryl knocks me out within half an hour of taking it so, if I'm desperate, I'll use it as a sleep aid. The trouble of it is that in exactly 5 hours after falling to sleep, I wake right up and can't even be bothered to fall back to sleep. Then I just stare at the walls for 3 more hours.
Benadryl is a must-own for me this month as well. I do NOT recommend Flonase, or at least proceed with caution, since it can cause nosebleeds.