Product Type: Nytol medicinal products
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Go to sleep
Author Name: CherryVegas
Date: 29/04/08, updated on 29/04/08 (3197 review reads)
Advantages: They do work eventually
Disadvantages: Take a while to kick in
I often have problems sleeping, and whilst it's not always a big problem, it sometimes means I end up going to work a 12 hour shift having had no sleep at all. So, getting a little fed up with it, I decided to try these tablets. They cost £4.89 for 16 tablets in Boots. These are classed as a pharmacy medicine, so you can only buy them over the counter at chemists, not straight off the shelves.
These are antihistamine tablets which cause sleepiness or drowsiness and are used to help relieve temporary sleeping difficulties. They are suitable for use by adults and children over 16 years. It also states on the pack that this is only suitable for occasional use and should not be used on a regular basis, and you should not drive or operate machinery after use. They are not to be taken with alcohol. As with any medicine you should read the information leaflet before using as this explains all the instances in which you shouldn't use it.
The directions are to take one caplet 20 minutes before going to bed. The tablets come in a blue box, inside which there are two blister packs each with 8 tablets. The packs are the usual plastic with a foil cover, where you push the tablet up through the foil to get it out of the pack.
The tablets are long and thin white powdery looking things. They're about 1½ cm long, but they're only about ½ cm wide, so they're actually not that big to swallow even though they are quite long. They taste quite chalky and powdery, just like most tablets of this type, but it's not a particularly strong or unpleasant taste, and you'll hardly notice it when you take them. They are easy to swallow with a little water, and they don't feel at all unpleasant going down.
Usually no matter what time I go to bed and whether I'm tired or not, I lie awake for at least 4-5 hours before finally falling asleep. When I take one of these tablets 20 minutes before going to bed, that seems to be reduced to about 2 hours at the most. They don't just knock me out and I do still lie awake, but they do help me to fall asleep quicker than usual.
Overall I'm fairly pleased with the results of these tablets. It's not something I would use often, but on those nights when I just find it impossible to sleep, I can take one of these and be safe in the knowledge that I will at least get some sleep before I have to be up for work, rather than lying awake the whole night.
Summary: For when you just can't get to sleep
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