Any Good Over the Counter Medicines to Help Me Sleep Better?

Discussion in 'Support' started by morgothaod, Jul 10, 2015.

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    1. morgothaod

      morgothaod Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2009
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      What should I buy to help me sleep better? Masking and changing my sleep position have helped a little bit. I still would like a better night's sleep if possible.
       
    2. jimH
      No Mood

      jimH Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      30 years+
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
    3. serena11

      serena11 Member

      Hi. New here. Have had this bzzzzzz for many years. Kava kava helps
       
    4. morgothaod

      morgothaod Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2009
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      I tried the Sleepytime tea. I believe I'm more rested when I wake up. However, each time I drank it, I had to go to the bathroom 2 hours before I had to wake up. Also, I have been getting dreams which is weird because I usually don't dream.
       
    5. Gr8fulDude
      Balanced

      Gr8fulDude Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2012
      When you dream you are in the deepest stage of sleep which is good. Natural remedies such as chamomile, melatonin and valerian root may help but there seems to be little scientific evidence to support it. Magnesium before bed may also be helpful. Diphenhydramine is an antihistamine sold over the counter that is used as a sleep aid and is commonly marketed under brand names such as Benadryl, sominex, unisom and nytol, but you can buy it generically. I find meditation helpful. Good luck.
       
    6. Benadryl (or generic version) has always worked for me. Take 1, wait an hour or so and sleep. Might need 2 but try 1 and wait an hour or so first.
       
    7. morgothaod

      morgothaod Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2009
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      Are there any side effects or long term damage from those medications?
       
    8. Gr8fulDude
      Balanced

      Gr8fulDude Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2012
      Probably not enough studies on effects of long term use of herbal medications but lots of people take melatonin daily. Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) is not suitable for long term daily use. Best to speak with a doctor or pharmacist about using medications and perhaps a naturalpath about using herbals.
       
    9. jimH
      No Mood

      jimH Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      30 years+
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma
      Sorry that the Sleepytime Tea didn't work as well for you as it did for me. I had previously been using Jack Daniels which was a lot more fun. Unfortunately, I had to stop due to the negative side-effects.....;)




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    10. Richard zurowski

      Richard zurowski Member Benefactor

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      27/12/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection.
      A few jack Daniels and I'm out of it...... Lol
       
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    11. Richard zurowski

      Richard zurowski Member Benefactor

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      27/12/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection.
      A few alcoholic drinks and my tinnitus is gone. But as soon as the affect of the alcohol wears of its back. You can see how people with T can easily become addicted to alcohol. I do like a drink now and then but in moderation.
       
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    12. Sailboardman
      Frustrated

      Sailboardman Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Florida
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/21/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Sensorineural hearing loss right ear.
      I use 5htp and L-Theanine for sleep. Melatonin gives me nightmares for some reason?
       
    13. Janice70

      Janice70 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      12/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ETD?
      Benadryl plus 3mg extended release melatonin as suggested by one of the doctors on this board works best for me. Better than Rx
       

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