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The "PM" in Tylenol PM is diphenhydramine, also known as Benedryl. If the only problem you have is the sleep issue, without pain, you'd be better off taking Benedryl (or generic, shich is available OTC at any pharmacy). If you are on other antihistamines (like Claritin, Zyrtec, etc.) for allergies, check with the doctor or pharmacist first.

It can dry you out, so make sure you drink a lot of water.

I've found that it works OK for short-term sleep aid, you'd have to try for yourself and see if it works for you.

Good luck!
Hi use benadryl over the tylenol pm if you HAVE to use either, like the others stated why take it without pain.Also prolonged use of acetaminophen can cause liver damage "higher dosages"especially when using other pain releivers as well as alcohol.From personal experience try to bare with the insomnia, sleep meds are "addictive!!" and taking meds for sleep has a rebound effect in the long run, it leads you right back to insomnia but worse.It is a natural process for our bodies to sleep unless there is a physical or mental disturbance causing chronic insomnia.Try to do it the natural way, cut out caffine,nicotine, exercise relax, warm baths, music, read ect....
[QUOTE=hyper79;2748024]Hi use benadryl over the tylenol pm if you HAVE to use either, like the others stated why take it without pain.Also prolonged use of acetaminophen can cause liver damage "higher dosages"especially when using other pain releivers as well as alcohol.From personal experience try to bare with the insomnia, sleep meds are "addictive!!" and taking meds for sleep has a rebound effect in the long run, it leads you right back to insomnia but worse.It is a natural process for our bodies to sleep unless there is a physical or mental disturbance causing chronic insomnia.Try to do it the natural way, cut out caffine,nicotine, exercise relax, warm baths, music, read ect....


I get small headaches very frequently. What I mean by that is I get headaches where I feel small aches on my forehead and the front side of the head. So really both may not be a bad idea.

I dont drink coffee much (not a coffee drinker), I dont smoke, I only drink socially, I listen to music I enjoy..and I excercise (and am in good shape) I just cant fall asleep during the day no matter what.

My concern stems from my last two doctor visits. The last two times I've gone to the doctor, I've had high blood pressure. The doctors haven't made much of a deal, since both of those cases I had some sort of infection. However, my concern is that this could increase it more.

Personally, I dont feel my stress is in any more then most people. I can sleep perfectly fine during night, and in general, I am not depressed. (though I have stress in my life)
[QUOTE=BIH_2006;2748208]. The last two times I've gone to the doctor, I've had high blood pressure.

You should know that heart patients who have been through open-heart surgery are advised to use Tylenol over Advil (ibuprofen) or Aleve (naproxen) because it doesn't not exacerbate high blood pressure problems. Advil and Aleve and their generics are known to cause elevated blood pressure. However, Tylenol is not.

As for your sleep problems, you might want to try valerian root extract in pill form, available at health food stores. I used to use Tylenol PM to get to sleep, but it made me feel loopy when I woke up. I switched to valerian and it's much better. It stinks when you open the bottle, and don't let your cats get near it because it's like catnip to them. But it works really well for calming and sleep problems. Make sure to get the root extract pill and not just the root. I find the root extract is more concentrated and seems to work better.

My grandma swears by it and so does my boyfriend. I started using it and it's great. Not habit forming like the drugs you buy at the store. It's a natural herb that has been around forever. It's perfectly safe. If you don't believe me, do some research on it and ask the health food store people. It's great stuff!
I bought something called "Simply Sleep" from Tylenol. I guess thats just the PM component of Tylenon PM. Hope it works well. I will only be using it once or twice a week, and hopefully for not more then a month, as I'm looking at other work. I have no trouble sleeping at night.