Sleepless nights may be a serious problem for anyone. In fact these days many patients are find of having decease of insomnia or sleepless nights. As a treatment some may opt for over the counter sleep aid while other may opt herbal remedies.So in case if somebody is having restless or awakening nights or is facing trouble to fall a sleep, he or she may either consult a physician or may have over the counter sleeping medications. Doctor or physician may prescribe sleeping medicines as well. But before choosing any option, just go through the effects and side effects of all.
Their are many sleeping medications over the counter available in market and all has some pros and cons so as a better decision you may opt the best solution or medicine which suits your requirement. Diphenhydramine and Antihistamine are two common agents which are mostly used in over the counter aids. They may make you lethargic or dozy for some time and next day you may feel some weakness. In fact some sleeping tablets over the counter also have pain reliever agent, which is not required for sleeping. Though sleeping pills or any sleep aids can be bought from open market at any medical store, but it is always advisable to ask its side effects and any adverse combination of that with yours other medicines, which you are already taking for other deceases like diabetes or blood pressure.
There may be many causes for insomnia so depending on the related cause the sleeping aids or treatment must be taken. Like you may have any health issue, due to which you may have sleep problem. There are many medicines available depending on cause of insomnia. Mainly following salts are the basics and every medicine has combination of one of them. First one is Melatonin, which helps in reducing the time to fall asleep. Melatonin effects mildly but as a side effect it may cause headache, dizziness, abdominal disorder, short lasting feeling like symptoms. While the other salts are doxylamine and diphenhydramine they are antihistamine and their side effects may include dry mouth, memory problems and laziness. Velarin is a herbal remedy which may result better than other salts, but its side effects are also same as others like uneasiness, abdominal disorder, headache etc.
So in case if you are planning to have sleep medicine, you may adopt certain procedure for that, which includes:
a) You must go to doctor to have a proper prescription
b) Always check side effects of sleeping aid
c) Avoid alcohol
d) Take all possible precautions before having sleeping aid
Though you may have sleeping aid from any over the counter medicine, but it is always advisable that you must take doctors advice before taking any of them. Additionally if the problem still exists and you are still not able to have good and proper sleep than you may ask other medicine from doctor. In fact besides aids doctor may suggest other methods and therapies which may help you, like by changing your daily life style may make you fall asleep.
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