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Posted: 10/28/2010 7:43:52 PM EDT
Tylenol PM doesn't do a darn thing for me to help me sleep. Anyone know of anything better over the counter?



Link Posted: 10/28/2010 7:45:40 PM EDT
Benadryl. Let the side effect work FOR you
Link Posted: 10/28/2010 7:49:43 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/28/2010 7:50:30 PM EDT
unisom just started that
Link Posted: 10/28/2010 7:50:34 PM EDT



Originally Posted By SilentType:


Tylenol PM doesn't do a darn thing for me to help me sleep. Anyone know of anything better over the counter?





Doesn't work for me either but Nyquil knocks me out.  Leaves me kind of groggy in the morning but a couple cups of coffee takes care of it

 
Link Posted: 10/28/2010 7:50:44 PM EDT
roofies
Link Posted: 10/28/2010 7:51:07 PM EDT
I use Unisom. It has the same ingredient as Tylenol PM but without the acetaminophen that can fuck up your liver. I have to take 2-3 to get the desired effect (normal dose is 1), and I take it an hour before I want to go to sleep. It definitely isn't a very natural drowsy feeling for me (More drunk like) but it works when I try to turn around from night shift.
Link Posted: 10/28/2010 7:53:27 PM EDT
Originally Posted By nv_Dave:
I use Unisom. It has the same ingredient as Tylenol PM but without the acetaminophen that can fuck up your liver. I have to take 2-3 to get the desired effect (normal dose is 1), and I take it an hour before I want to go to sleep. It definitely isn't a very natural drowsy feeling for me (More drunk like) but it works when I try to turn around from night shift.


Depends on the Unisom.

While marketed under a single trademark, the active ingredient may be one of two drugs, depending on the type of preparation. Doxylamine succinate is sold in 25 mg dosages as tablets, and diphenhydramine hydrochloride is sold as tablets, and also in liquid/gelatin preparation in dosages of 50 mg.


Diphenhydramine is what's in Benadryl.
Link Posted: 10/28/2010 7:54:18 PM EDT
Originally Posted By dalesimpson:
Bourbon and Sudafed More Bourbon.


Link Posted: 10/28/2010 7:54:32 PM EDT
Tylenol PM has what's in Benadryl.  Get the generic version of Unisom with doxylamine succinate in it and try it instead.
Link Posted: 10/28/2010 7:57:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/28/2010 7:59:24 PM EDT by mnvwguy02]
Originally Posted By WinstonSmith:
Benadryl. Let the side effect work FOR you


Benadryl is the same ingredient that Tylenol PM uses to make a person drowsy (diphenhydramine).

You could try Unisom. The ingredient is doxylamine, which is different than benadryl/tylenol PM..

I like to use Melatonin on those nights I can't get to sleep, but try to avoid using it long term as it is a hormone and I don't want to peturb my seratonin levels long term.

If Benadryl/Tylenol PM isn't working, talk to your doctor.

Adding booze can intensify the effect, but is dangerous and should be avoided.
Link Posted: 10/28/2010 7:58:17 PM EDT
Exercise.  You need a reason to fall asleep and tiring your body will give you that.  If you work out and stay in shape, you probably won't need a drug to help you sleep.
Link Posted: 10/28/2010 8:01:03 PM EDT
Melatonin.
Link Posted: 10/28/2010 8:02:52 PM EDT



Originally Posted By SilentType:


Tylenol PM doesn't do a darn thing for me to help me sleep. Anyone know of anything better over the counter?





When NyQuil fails I read this:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_topics&forum=389



 
Link Posted: 10/28/2010 9:37:58 PM EDT
My wife and use Nature's Made Simply Sleep.  That and a hot cup of decaf tea.  Nighty night.
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