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Old 05-19-2008, 01:13 PM   #1
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Powerful Sedatives?

Anyone one know of any powerful sedative type drugs (legal non prescription ones) to calm oneself down for sleep? If so please name them. Thx.

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Old 05-19-2008, 01:19 PM   #2
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Re: Powerful Sedatives?

Some people sleep better after taking the antihistamine benadryl, which causes drowsiness. It's safer than most sleep aids.

Anything stronger than that is prescription-only.

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Re: Powerful Sedatives?

Take the OTC sominex, or the generic ones. My nurse practioner recommended them to me. Said they were just as good. Or a glass a wine...

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Re: Powerful Sedatives?

Sominex, like most over the counter sleep aids, is the same thing as Benadryl (diphenhydramine). Look on the label of almost any OTC sleep aid and you'll see that ingredient.

Another option is melatonin, which I have gotten at GNC (and is available at other vitamin stores). It can be found mixed with valerian root, too, which can be an effective sleep aid.

Good luck!

Old 05-20-2008, 11:55 AM   #5
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Re: Powerful Sedatives?

Valerian is a mild sleep aid. It is completely safe and has been extensively reviewed by the German commission E for herbal meds.

Try 2 capsules an hr before bed. They are a mild muscle relaxant and have worked well for me, for occasional sleep problems.

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