Product Type: Boots health products
Newest Review: ... I tried a bit of DIY and bought some of Boot's own brand 'sleeping tablets' called Sleepeaze. Not a very original name, I grant you, but... more
Member Name: angelboouk
Advantages: easy to swallow, size, help me sleep, over the counter
Disadvantages: don't keep me sleeping, can be addictive
Boots offer 2 different packs of sleeping tablets which are formally named "Boots Sleepeaze Tablets".
Sleepeaze are available in either 25mg or 50mg tablets. This review discusses my use of the 50mg tablets. The sleeping tablets are suitable for relief of "temporary sleeplessness" Each tablet contains 50mg of an active ingredient known as "diphenhydramine hydrochloride". This ingredient is part of a sedating antihistamines medicine range.
A blue box containing various bits of information holds a foil backed pack of tablets. An information leaflet is also present with extended information and tips on how to relieve sleeplessness.
~Who Can Take These Tablets?~
Sleepeaze can be taken by adults over the age of 16. Those who are pregnant/breastfeed, have asthma, stomach ulcers etc should avoid and so should those who are allergic to any of the ingredients. Sleepeaze should not be taken with alcohol. They can become addictive so care should be taken and of course avoid driving or using machinery after taking Sleepeaze.
The 50mg tablets are designed to be one a night tablets and one should be taken with water 20mins before going to bed. The 25mg tablets should be taken 2 at a time.
These can be purchased over the counter is Boots chemists. The 50mg tablets are available in a pack of 20 priced at £4.59. The 25mg are also available in a 20 pack priced at £2.85.
When we moved home last August, I had trouble adjusting and would lay awake for several hours most nights. The next morning I would be exhausted and grumpy. My sister recommended Sleepeaze and I purchased a box of the 50mg variety from my local Boots. Really there isn't much difference between both packs as you end up taking the same dosage either way and in the long run, the 25mg pack would work out more expensive.
Since last August, I replaced my pack once. I don't take them often anymore as I tend to sleep quite well. Recently however, I have struggled to drop off. Not sure what is causing it to be honest but I remembered I had a box of Sleepeaze in the medicine cupboard. I will advise now that whilst I have never became addicted to these tablets, my sister can rarely sleep without them so please be very careful should you decide to take these.
So I get to the point where I know I am tired, I can feel my eyes drooping but when it comes to my head hitting the pillow, I toss and turn and generally annoy the hell out my fiance as I end up chatting a load of nonsence or getting up to watch the foxes outside! After my shift on the bingo (often around midnight), I start to get my PJs on, cleanse my face etc. If its been a long day where I know I'm simply not going to drop off quickly and up early the next morning, I will take a large glass of water and one of these sleeping tablets before getting sorted for bed.
Sleepeaze are easy to pop out the foil pack. They are small and round but quite thick. The powdery texture isn't pleasant if the tablet starts to dissolve in my mouth so a large gulp of water is needed to swallow this down. I don't recommend swallowing this down with sugary drinks as it basically defeats the purpose of the tablet.
Whilst the tablet doesn't immediately send me to the land of nod, it wasn't long before I felt able enough to drift off. I get comfy in bed, think about a few things and I would say with 30mins, I start to feel myself shutting down for a nights sleep. I feel Sleepeaze help well to get me to sleep but I have at times woken up throughout the night when taking these. If I do sleep through the night (I sound like a newborn lol), I wake up fresh and almost alive in the mornings as I have been able to get that extra bit of sleep when I first go to bed.
These aren't very cheap but for occasional use, they work for me so I cannot complain. I haven't experienced any side effects whenever I have taken Sleepeaze and they do their intended job so top marks all round.
Thanks for reading :)
Summary: a decent, over the counter sleeping tablet from boots