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    Have Trouble Sleeping?

    Have Trouble Sleeping?

    Do you have trouble sleeping when you are stressed, travel or have other distractions keeping you up at night? Quality sleep is vital for your health. Sleep aids and other over-the-counter medications may be helpful at times when you need to get some much needed rest.

    Common Sleep Aids1,2

    MEDICATION
    USES
    POTENTIAL SIDE EFFECTS
    Diphenhydramine and Doxylamine
    Diphenhydramine and Doxylamine
    • Sedating antihistamines
    • Daytime drowsiness
    • Dry mouth
    • Blurred vision
    • Constipation
    Melatonin
    Melatonin
    • Helps control the body's sleep-wake cycle
    • May help treat jet lag or reduce the time it takes to fall asleep
    • May be combined with pain reliever Acetaminophen
    • Daytime sleepiness
    • Headaches
    Valerian
    Valerian
    • May reduce the amount of time it takes to fall asleep
    • May improve the quality of sleep
    • Headache
    • Stomach upset
    • Dizziness

    Will I Become Addicted?

    Over-the-counter sleep aids are not habit forming, but most experts agree that their long-term use should be avoided.3 They may cause drowsiness, so use caution if you are driving a vehicle or operating heavy machinery. If you still feel sleepy when you wake up in the morning, speak with your healthcare professional or visit your local Walgreens to speak with a pharmacist for more information about the right over-the-counter option.

    If you are experiencing persistent insomnia, you may have an underlying medical or sleep disorder and should consult a healthcare professional.

    Need a Good Night's Sleep?

    Tips for Simple Lifestyle Changes4

    • Change your sleep habits. Try going to bed at the same time each night and wake up at the same time each morning.
    • Keep meals light before bedtime.
    • Avoid caffeine and alcohol before bedtime.
    • Limit your screen time before bed as it can inhibit the production of melatonin.
    • Incorporate regular exercise into your daily routine.
    Walgreens

    Ask your Walgreens pharmacist what's right for you. You can ask right now on Pharmacy Chat available 24/7 or stop at your local Walgreens*. For more information, visit Walgreens.com.

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