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Whats the best over-the-counter sleeping pill ?

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by Bansaw, Feb 26, 2018.

  1. Bansaw

    Bansaw Senior Member

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    I've had some insomnia in the past three weeks.
    I thought I had it under control the past week with herbal valerian, skullcap etc, and cherry juice, but it returned last night and I didn't go down until 4:30am. Can't afford that.

    What is the best over the counter sleeping pill ?

    (I don't intend to take this every night, just on those nights where I sense I might be facing a 4am deal.
    Already I am taking some sleepytime tea and having an hour unwind etc, and thats been helpful , but for some reason it didn't work last night.)
     
  2. jesse's mom

    jesse's mom Senior Member

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    have you ever tried one Benadryl? If I take two I don't sleep well but occasionally one does the trick.
    melatonin is another option.
     
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  3. Thinktank

    Thinktank Senior Member

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    +1 for benadryl or other H1 antagonists like ceterizine.

    Try to eat something salty with carbs at 4 am, take magnesium (glycinate or malate) and try to sleep again. That usually works for me when waking so early. I eat a small bag of lays potato chips.

    Perhaps, a low dose mirtazapine? Not OTC but it might help.
     
  4. Bansaw

    Bansaw Senior Member

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    If you take melatonin doesn't that mess your body's natural production up?
     
  5. dannybex

    dannybex Senior Member

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    I don't believe so.

    Examine.com is a reliable source for supplement/nutrition information. They review studies to come to their conclusions and say this about melatonin:

    "Taking melatonin is not associated with negative feedback (when taking supplementation causes your body to produce less of a hormone). It is also not addictive, and is not toxic."
     
  6. raghav

    raghav Senior Member

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    Try Bacopa Monnieri 250 mg at night.
     
  7. Jessie 107

    Jessie 107 Senior Member

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    I was having trouble with getting to sleep, I would be awake till 1. am most nights.
    I now use Nytol, and they have done the trick.
    I take one twenty minutes before going to sleep.
    I am asleep now by eleven every night without fail.
     
  8. Ema

    Ema Senior Member

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    Oleamide
     
  9. Learner1

    Learner1 Forum Support Assistant

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    Ornithine
    Citrulline
    Theanine
    GABA
    Melatonin
    Progesterone (if you're a female over 35)
    Benadryl
     
  10. Lala

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    sleep meditation
    tryptophan
     
  11. dreamydays

    dreamydays

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    Phenibut 500-1000mg is like heaven, you should only take it twice a week or you will develop tolerance problelems. These can be helped by taking fascoracetam 20mg every morning even days off. If you are not taking a racetam drug you are missing out. They make your brain work a bit more like normal. Both are available from www.nootropicsdepot.com
     

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