Product Type: Nytol medicinal products
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Works for Me
Member Name: northernlovely
Advantages: Works for me
Disadvantages: Daily use expensive
**Why Nytol One-A-Night?**
I have a (very nearly) 2 year old daughter, and find it no problem to feel shattered most of the time! In fact, usually, I'm asleep as soon as my head hits the pillow. But when my daughter goes for a night or two at my mum's or mother in laws, I find that I can't get to sleep at night, maybe because I haven't followed the same routine, or been running around after her all day. Then when I do get to sleep I can tell it's not a good quality of sleep, because I have very vivid and long dreams / nightmares, which means I'm not ever getting out of the REM (Rapid Eye Movement, or 'dream stage') of sleep, and into the proper deep sleep we all need. I think this is because as a parent you always seem to have an ear out for your child, even when they're in bed!
So I decided to try a pharmaceutical sleep aid to try and get me off to a decent sleep on the rare nights I didn't have my daughter. I don't think I'd use them on a regular night when she is with me even though my husband is there. But I do need the occasional good night's sleep!
**What is Nytol One-A-Night?**
As suggested by the name, Nytol One-A-Night is a tablet you take just once either every night or on occasion. It isn't a knock out pill, it's designed to help you drift off to sleep in a more natural way.
The active ingredient in Nytol is 50mg of Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride which is actually better known as an allergy relief, the side effect of this allergy relief is drowsiness and this is how Nytol One-A-Night works.
**Price and Availability**
You do not need a prescription to buy Nytol One-A-Night iand it can be bought over the counter so the best place to get it is your local pharmacy, such as Lloys, Boots and Superdrug though I have seen it in independent pharmacies, supermarkets, and online on places like Amazon.
Price wise it is around £4.80 for 16 tablets (so, 16 nights). For me who uses it only occasionally the price is OK but if you were to take this every night you'd be spending around £10 a month or £120 a year, so if you are having problems sleeping and feel you need to take Nytol One-A-Night every night, then it might be more economical (and potentially healthier) for you to see your GP who could give you a longer supply for the price of a prescription (if indeed you pay for your prescriptions, my dad is a pensioner and does not, for example).
Nytol One-A-Night are so easy to use, you take 1 pill 20 minutes before bedtime and they are supposed to ease you off to a night's sleep. I take one as I'm getting out of my evening bath (on the rare nights I don't have my daughter, a hot bubble bath is quite a treat!). Once I'm dried and have got my nightie on and have had a decaff brew, I'm ready for bed.
**But do they Work?**
Now, I have to add in here, that I don't take a lot of tablets. I have a very very high pain threshold. I gave birth on two paracetemol! So when I take tablets they tend to have the maximum possible effect. So for me, Nytol One-A-Night does work and I do wake up feeling like I have had a better quality of sleep as opposed to when I don't take them. But if you are a hardened insomniac who has taken a whole bunch of different sleep aids, I don't know. But I would say that they work for me and to give them a try.
I would recommend Nytol One-A-Night sleep aid tablets but really I'd recommend them for occasional use as as I've said you can get a cheaper months supply from your GP even if you pay for your prescription. Remember you're paying basically for a drowsy allergy relief and most of the cost surely has to be the brand name (well, going off how cheap you can buy allergy relief these days).
That said I will give them 4/5 because for occasional use they work out ok in terms of cost and they do work for me. So give them a try - I do recommend them.
Summary: Worth a try
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