I find Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) to be extremely useful. I tend to take larger amounts, up to 75-100mgs. And I find is very helpful for sleep and evening relaxation leading up to sleep. It is also reported to have Anxiolytic effects yet and has no interaction on the GABA receptors. It has a good success rate of defeating the dreaded benzo inspired Insomnia, having said that it isn't prefect and doesn't work nearly enough. I feel like I've become dependent on these tablets and have replaced my tranquilizers for a Histamine-blocking sedative. I do feel in the long run of using B-dryl it is doing my body and mind no good.
Do any of you folks have any long-term experience with this substance? Should I look for another way to sleep even If the quality is severely deteriorated? Any input would be most appreciated!
(This can all to a lesser extent be applied to Doxylamine succinate. The GOOD stuff in Nyquil that is similar to Benadryl)