Sleep Aids & Remedies

There are many different sleeping pills that can help you sleep better, including strong prescription sleeping pills, over the counter sleep aids and herbal remedies. Here you’ll find reviews based on personal experience, with important information about side effects and safety concerns.

unisom sleeptabs

Unisom SleepTabs Review

For the last two weeks, I’ve taken Unisom SleepTabs every night. It’s one of the more popular anti-histamine over the counter sleep aids, especially in the United States. I sometimes test...

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ZzzQuil Review

I tested the anti-histamine sleep aid ZzzQuil for four nights this week to see if it would help me sleep better. It’s made by Vicks, who also make Benadryl, which is a widely used allergy...

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Neuro Rest Sleep Aid Review

This week I’ve been testing Neuro Rest, an over the counter sleep aid that’s made in the UK. It follows the growing trend of making non-prescription sleep aids with a wide range of...

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Vitafusion SleepWell Review

Vitafusion SleepWell is a sleep aid containing melatonin, passionflower, chamomile, and lemon balm. It’s sold over the counter in the US, where melatonin doesn’t require a prescription as...

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Using Valerian To Help You Sleep

Are you thinking about trying valerian to help you sleep, or to reduce anxiety? Do you have a question about using it properly, the side effects or long-term safety? As an insomniac myself...

Does Lavender Help You Sleep?

In the last few years I’ve noticed a growing number of lavender products in shops: oils, sprays, teas, candles, body creams – it seems to crop up everywhere. It often comes with the...

rescue remedy

Rescue Remedy Review

Bach’s Rescue Remedy is an unusual alternative medicine and in some ways a controversial one. It’s widely used around the world, yet has no scientific evidence to confirm its...

sominex herbal sleep aid

Sominex Herbal Review

Sominex Herbal is an over the counter sleeping tablet that’s made and sold in the UK, and contains valerian, hops and passion flower. I’ve tested a range of herbal sleep aids here, so if...

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Review Of Nytol Herbal Tablets

I decided to try Nytol Herbal for a week in a typical situation where my insomnia flares up: sleeping in an unfamiliar bed in a new house. I know that it takes me a couple of nights to settle into a...

Can You Overdose On Melatonin?

Have you taken more than the recommended dosage of melatonin and are worried about what might happen to you? Taking a melatonin overdose isn’t known to cause death, but it can cause some...