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
50 / 50 % sleep
Member Name: kama0529
Advantages: 50% of the time they work. No ill side effects. Easy to take. No prescription.
Disadvantages: 50% of the time they make me feel drowsy but don't send me to sleep.
Working both day shifts and night shifts, as well as having kids and a partner who is an insomniac, often means that my sleep cycle is so all over the place that I really struggle to get to sleep. I have tried a number of remedies for this, both pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical, one of which is Boots Sleepeaze 50 mg tablets. I have read some of the reviews on these tablets online prior to buying them and so I had high hopes. You can buy them directly over the counter without prescription, and a full patient information leaflet is enclosed that talks about doses, side-effects, warnings and contraindications for this medication.
These tablets come in a box containing 20 tablets and currently costs £4.59. Only one tablet is required per dose and so each dose equates to 23p each, which doesn't seem a bad price if it gets you a decent nights sleep. However, it is worth noting that Lloyds pharmacy make their own tablets also that have exactly the same active ingredient and this costs 50p cheaper. The active ingredient is Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride 50mg which his actually an antihistamine, but one of the side effects of the antihistamine is drowsiness and so this is why it is possible to be used for sleeplessness also.
As I said, only one tablet for a full dose is required, about 20-30 minutes before bed time. They are easy enough to take and I haven't had any side effects (other than drowsiness) by taking them. Having said that, they also don't always seem to work for me either - and sometimes they can make me feel worse rather than sending me to sleep. The thing is, about 50% of the time, they do a good job and they do help to send me off to sleep - and when I wake I do feel more rested. The other 50% of the time, they do succeed in making me feel drowsy but not in sending me off to sleep, and on these occasions I tend to feel even more tired than I would have done without the medication. And for this reason, I am sometimes reluctant to take them, just because I don't know why they sometimes work for me, and sometimes they don't!
I would recommend that those having occasional sleep problems do try them - because when they work well they are great....but unfortunately I just can't count on them working all of the time.
Summary: Recommended to try them and see how you get on.
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