Addicted to OTC Sleep Aids - Any Alternatives?
For a really long time, my sig. other and I have been taking every night an OTC sleep aid (Target brand - Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride 50 mg)plus 1 melatonin - 3 mg.
Before that, we were taking 1 Ambien - 10 mg., every night.
This has been going on a very long time. I know that it's due to my insomnia, but I don't know what else to do.
Our doctor was prescribing the Ambien for a long time and then didn't want to prescribe it anymore. He said, "why don't you try melatonin. Well, that wasn't enough.
I know this isn't a good habit to have, but just wondering if anybody knows what else we can do. I always have Sleepytime tea, but it's just soothing, doesn't put me to sleep.