Sleep Aids & Remedies

Find out about different over the counter sleep aids and natural remedies. When I test new ones, I write about my experience here and take a closer look at what scientists and sleep experts say about the ingredients, side effects and their potential to help you sleep better.

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Natrol Melatonin Sleep Aid Review

I’ve been testing the Natrol melatonin sleep aid for the past month, both to review it and also as part of a wider experiment I wanted to do with a …

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ZzzQuil Pure Zzzs Melatonin + Botanicals Sleep Aid Review

For the past week, I’ve been testing ZzzQuil Pure Zzzs, which is the latest sleep aid sold under the Vicks brand. The active ingredients are melatonin, valerian, chamomile, lemon balm, …

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Kirkland Signature Sleep Aid Review: My Week Long Test

I took the Kirkland Signature sleep aid every night for the last week to see if it would help with both my insomnia and dust mite allergy. The main active …

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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 …

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ZzzQuil Nighttime Sleep Aid 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 …

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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 …

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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 it’s considered …

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Sominex Anti-Histamine Sleep Aid Review

I recently took Sominex to help me through a bad patch of sleep, which had started during a spell of unusually hot weather. Many people find it works well because …

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GABA, Sleep And Anxiety: Can GABA Supplements Help?

If you search for over the counter remedies for insomnia or anxiety, you might discover at least one with GABA listed as an ingredient. You can find it on its …

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Chamomile For Anxiety And Sleep – Does It Really Work?

It’s one of the oldest tricks in the book for tackling anxiety and insomnia – drink a relaxing cup of chamomile tea. For some people it works wonders; others prefer …

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Does Valerian Help You Sleep?

Are you thinking about trying valerian to help you sleep or to reduce anxiety? As an insomniac myself, I’ve tested and written about several over the counter sleep aids that …

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Does Lavender Help You Sleep?

In the last few years, I’ve noticed a growing number of lavender products: oils, sprays, teas, candles, body creams – it crops up everywhere. Lavender is often sold on the …

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Rescue Remedy Review – It Didn’t Work For me

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 that it’s any better …

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Sominex Herbal Review

Sominex Herbal is an over the counter sleeping tablet that’s made and sold in the UK. Note that there are two types of Sominex – you can read about my …

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Kalms Review – Valerian Versus My Anxiety & Insomnia

This past week I’ve been testing out Kalms, hoping they can perform the miraculous and help reduce the anxiety and insomnia that have crept back into my life. If you’re …

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The Best Over The Counter Sleeping Pills

If you’re experiencing a difficult period of bad sleep, an over the counter sleep aid might help get your nightly slumber back on track. As a rule of thumb, most …

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Nytol One-A-Night Review: The Knock-Out & Morning Fuzziness

I recently tried Nytol One-A-Night, which is a popular anti-histamine over the counter sleeping pill. I also tested Nytol Herbal not long ago, so I’ll be comparing the effectiveness of …

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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 …

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