I recently went on a trip to Australia and that the furthest I had flown prior to that was three hours away so Jetlag has never really been an issue before. Flying on the plane was a nightmare 10 hours and then off for 3 hours for a then a further 12 hours. The flight itself was exhausting, but knowing how I was on a plane and could not get comfortable and there is always some distracting noise, So I had resided myself to the fact that I was not going to get much sleep.
Finally arriving in Australia I hoped that I would have a good night's sleep and then my holiday would start to fall into place. How wrong was I my friends and I were completely out of sync for the next few days, I couldn't sleep as I had gone past the point of feeling tired after 36 hours and then when I slept I was up bright and early and having to have a early night this was not how I hoped my trip of a life time would go. This is when my friend gave me a Nytol tablet to try and I have to say it was the best nights sleep I had in days. My body was then refreshed and finally starting to work with the Australian time difference,
The Nytol that I tried was the one a night caplets and on purchasing them upon my return they retailed at £3.99 for a packet of 16 tablets, which I thought was a good price.
Nytol is a sleeping aid, it is not a pill that knocks you out, it helps to get you into a natural sleeping pattern, which is exactly what I needed after the jetlag, it allowed me to wake up feeling refreshed and ready to enjoy my holiday.
One caplet contains the same dose as two original Nytol Caplets and it contains the active ingredient Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride. Diphenhydramine is a commonly used and trusted sedating antihistamine.
Adults over the age of 16 should take the Nytol One-A-Night Caplets is one 50mg caplet, 20 minutes before you go to bed, unless otherwise directed and if after two weeks you're still having trouble sleeping, you should consult your doctor. Please read the instructions before use as these should be avoid with a range of existing medical conditions.
These worked really well for me with my jet lag I needed to sleep, but when it came to trying to go to sleep my body was not ready, these helped and allowed me to get the sleep that I needed allowing me to get my body back into its natural sleep pattern. I would say only take these when required as they could become something that you may end up taking regularly and could become addicted to taking.
Overall a great short term sleeping pill.
I first purchased nytol when I had got a promotion at work and was quite stressed.
I was finding it difficult to 'switch off' at night and therefore was exhausted the next day. I needed something that would help me doze off but leave me feeling normal the next morning so I could go to work and do a good job as normal.
I had never used any sleeping tablets and had always been quite against them but the pharmacist that I spoke to really sold the benefits to me so I thought id give them a try.
I bought them from a Lloyds pharmacy they were around £5. I didn't think this was bad as the pack had 16 tablets in so would last a long time.
The instructions stated that I had to take one tablet a night. It says that you should take it about 20mins before you want to go to sleep so that it has had the chance to work before you go to bed.
The first night I took it I was quite nervous for some reason; I took the tablet as the instructions said and went off to bed about 15mins later.
I did find it much easier to get to sleep having taken the tablet, I actually felt sleepy when I laid down which I don't normally and I felt a bit more relaxed than normal.
I seemed able to switch my mind off easier and as a result fell asleep quite quickly. I did wake up once in the night but I normally wake up a lot more times than that. The next day I felt great (this was probably due to having slept better). I didn't feel tired or drowsy at all which was great.
I try not to use the tablets too regularly as I don't really like the idea of having to rely on a sleeping tablet to get me to sleep but if I am ever really stressed or worried about anything then I find they are great.
I would recommend these to anyone who is having trouble sleeping or is going through a difficult time in their life and they need to make sure they get good rest.
WHAT ARE THEY?
Nytol tablets are for when you can not get to sleep, they are not for people who have got insomnia and are more for people who have trouble getting to sleep sometimes but can stay asleep once they have drifted off.
WHY I BOUGHT THEM
My 3 children went to visit my mother in Italy this week and because they are not here my home feels too quiet at night and I cannot sleep when I go to bed because I am listening to the silence. One of my clients recommended these to me and I bought a packet last Sunday and have been using them for all the week.
DO THEY WORK?
I do not think these tablets work and I have not gone to sleep any easier even though I have taken them how it said to on the box. I think they are a waste of money because I do not feel any different at all and in the morning I sometimes feel worse because I think the Nytol are making it harder for me to wake up properly.
WHAT I THINK
Nytol did not work for me and that was a surprise because I do not have a very hard time in getting to sleep and should only have needed a bit of help. The lady who recommended it to me was very happy with Nytol and I think that means it works different for everyone because I trust her opinion on medical things.
I thought the tablet was easy to take and it did not make my mouth taste bad after, I can swallow it easy with water but think it would be hard to take without a drink. I have tried to use Nytol 5 times and never have I found it hard to swallow the tablet.
I do not feel anything different and I think I am better off to try more natural things to relax me so that I can go to sleep at night. I do not mind very much because my children are coming home next week and then I think my sleeping will improve because we will all be together again, I think I cannot sleep because I miss them and I am less active in the day also with only my husband to take care of. I do not need to take proper sleeping tablets but I thought that Nytol would help me more because I am not depending on this sort of medication, I have never used anything like it before so I thought it would be more effective for me and not my client who has used Nytol with success for many years. I do not think that is good for the health and she is probably imagining now that they help in her mind only.
I think my packet of Nytol cost £4 from Sainsburys but I cannot remember properly and I have lost my receipt now, it was about that price though. Like with any medicine there is a leaflet inside the box that gives advice and you should check that you are not one of the people who can't take Nytol.
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Nytol one a night.
When I work night duty I have terrible difficulties sleeping during the day and most days I only get about 2 hours sleep which is not very helpful when you need your wits about you during the night. Having to work 7 x 12 hour shifts over a week after about three days it really makes you quite miserable due to lack of sleep and although it is possible to turn on a smiley face at work it tends to leave you with a thumper of a headache due to tiredness. Not only that during down time or when you are having to write reports and things it is so easy to drift off as you are writing your reports whilst waiting for the oh so slow NHS computers to work. I can be in the middle of a sentence and then just drift off and continue to type..........there are words but completely out of context IE 'This patient needs a holiday' which is not what I am supposed to be writing. Perhaps it's my subconscious telling me I need one. I popped into Boots one morning to see about buying something over the counter that would help me sleep. It was the Pharmacist who recommended Nytol one a night tablet.
What is Nytol one a night?
After asking a bit of information about it he told me that it contained diphenhydramine hydrochloride which is an anti-histamine that is well known to cause symptoms of sleepiness and drowsiness. They were priced at £5.29 for a box of 16 caplets. Inside the box they are supplied in a plastic strip containing 16 easy to swallow caplets. They are white in colour with the following inscribed on them 'N50'. There is also an information leaflet inside the box. The directions for taking Nytol are to take one tablet about 20 minutes before you go to bed it is supposed to make you drowsy and tired. After reading the leaflet it told me that it contained 50mg of diphenhydramine hydrochloride which is a really a double dose of the drug you would normally take for symptoms of allergy.
Did it work?
Did it heck!!! Two hours later I was still wide awake and in the land of over activity there was no way that this was going to help me. I tried it for several days running and it did not make any noticeable difference to me or help me sleep in anyway. Although I will say it helped me perhaps rest a bit more it did not actually help aid my sleep at all. I did not and do not wish to go down the route of taking sleeping tablets to aid sleep for obvious reasons. I know some of my colleagues swear by it but frankly it really did nothing for me. I have however found an alternative over the counter medicine which is useful for me but I really am not at liberty to mention that here.
Would I recommend it?
Well you would think that bearing in mind I did not find it very effective I would actually advise people to try natural remedies as opposed to going down the chemical route. Little stimulation, ensure you are not too hot or too cold, make sure that there is complete silence and the room is completely dark by using black out curtains, turn off or unplug your phone, making sure you are not hungry or thirsty prior to going to bed and if all these remedies have failed then it won't do you any harm to try them. For peace of mind and in order to get some sleep after becoming quite grouchy and miserable I would advise you give them a try. For the princely sum of just over a fiver I do not think it is too bad a price to pay for a decent sleep. Remember the old adage 'One man's meat is another man's poison' So although it did nothing for me and I won't be buying these again I wouldn't put others off from buying it to see if it worked for them.
Hello, darkness. My old friend
Stress is something we all live with as adults. Some people deal with it better than others. We're even told that a little stress is a good thing. Trouble is, it can often affect sleeping patterns, leading into a status quo spiral (down, down. Deeper and down). You end up tired during the day and overtired at night. Staring at the ceiling. What's to do?
Alcohol should certainly not be viewed as a solution. You may be able to get plastered, but any resultant sleep will be disturbed, so you'll wake with an irritated partner and an alarm clock you'll want to smash. A single beer can help, because there are certain elements in them such as valerian and hops which can assist with drowsiness.
There is a herbal version of Nytol available, with these ingredients and others. But I've found it ineffective. If you are having problems sleeping, and you need a sort term solution, then this version of Nytol is available over the counter.
I've come to talk with you again
So what is "full fat" Nytol? It is a sedative antihistamine that causes sleepiness. Not only does it make it quicker to fall asleep, it helps make the sleep you have more restful. Because it is essentially a sleeping pill, do NOT take alcohol with - or within six hours - of taking it.
The good news is that it's not addictive. The bad news is that if you take this for a sustained period, your body will adjust to it and it will no longer be able to help you. Be very careful not to take more than the recommended dose as this can be harmful.
Like all medicines, particularly non-herbal, there's a whole list of cautionary notes that should always be consulted before taking, even if you assume you're ok. The most common reasons why you should not take this pill include asthma, kidney or liver problems. Oh, and elderly. If you're up the duff or breast feeding, consult your local neighbourhood general practitioner.
All such medicines have side effects, and this is no different. The majority of people will be able to take Nytol with no real ill effects, but consultation of this list is advisable in case symptoms crop up later.
Nytol one a night is available for about £4 at your chemist. There is a two a night version available, but I'd recommend taking as little assistance as possible unless your sleeping problems are very, very serious.
If you're back on track, good. If you still have problems sleeping, your GP is your next stop.
**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.
I used to have serious trouble sleeping and my doctor suggested I tried an "off the shelf" type sleeping pill so I got Nytol, which seems to be the most well known brand of pill to aid sleep. Unfortunately I never had very much success with it.
I followed the instructions and took one tablet about 20 mins to half an hour before I went to bed. The tablets seemed to have very little effect, well that was until the next morning when they kicked in! So having not slept all night I would then be super sleepy around 6am the next morning and struggle to get up at all. I tried the tablets on a number of different occasions and then same thing happened. I even tried taking them a couple of hours before I went to bed, which I think made them work somewhere in the middle of the night, which was an improvement, but I felt uncomfortable taking them earlier especially if I was driving. I don't know whether this problem is somehow specific to me, I had exactly the same problem when later the doctor's prescribed me prescription strength sleeping tablets too. I wonder if it is due to a slow digestion somehow of the chemicals. Anyway as I result I have never taken sleeping pills again and learned to sleep for myself.
Checking online you can get Nytol for about £3.50 for 16 tableets, each containing 25mg of a chemical called Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride. Obviously this is not a drug to take before you are going to drive or operate as it is likely (you hope!) to make you drowsy. It's also a good idea to consult your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or taking other medication. Also, avoid alcohol.
For me these really didn't work, I have spoken to other people who they seem to have worked much better for therefore I think it is down to the individual and the only way you can find out if it works for you is to try it. For £3.50 or so it's worth ago, just don't expect miracles!
i have trouble sleeping so i bought nytol ,to be honest i was sceptigal that they would work. but after trying them i would highly recommend them. take one 20 mins before you go to sleep and you should have a natural good nights sleep.
Nytol one a night tablets are designed to be taken about 20 mins before you intend to go to bed and claim to work as a sleep aid.
What this product contains:
Nytol One-A-Night Caplets contain the active ingredient Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride. Diphenhydramine is a commonly used and trusted sedating antihistamine.
It is usually just under £5 for a pack of nytol. Prices would vary depending on where you got them. I've found my local chemist at a parade of shops sells them slightly cheaper than 'Boots'. As far as i'm aware 'Superdrug' does not stock them but may in the stores which include a pharmacy.
* Dry mouth
Out of these on occasion i have only ever experienced dry mouth and blurred vision (which you get anyway when tired sometimes). and when i took over the amount of nytol you're supposed to once i got muscle pain in legs which i never get normally.Other times i got no effects when i took more.
Do not use Nytol/Use in caution
Use with caution in
* Abnormal muscle weakness (myasthenia gravis)
* Seizure disorders, eg due to brain injury or epilepsy.
Not to be used in
* Children under 16 years of age
* Closed angle glaucoma
* Enlarged prostate gland (prostatic hypertrophy)
* People with a peptic ulcer that is causing narrowing of an area of the gut (stenosing peptic ulcer)
* People with a blockage of the area where the stomach joins the intestines (pyloroduodenal obstruction)
* People with a blockage of the drainage of urine out of the bladder (bladder neck obstruction).
This medicine should not be used if you are allergic to one or any of its ingredients. Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have previously experienced such an allergy.
If you feel you have experienced an allergic reaction, stop using this medicine and inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately.
* This medicine causes drowsiness. If affected do not drive or operate machinery. Alcohol should be avoided.
* If you use this medicine for long periods of time you may become tolerant to its effects and it may become less effective at aiding sleep. Prolonged use is not recommended. If you have continued trouble sleeping, you should consult your doctor for advice.
These are listed on the small leaflet inside the pack
How to buy:
If you're in a small run chemist they may be behind the counter in which case you'd have to ask for them. In boots i do know that they keep them in a plastic holder with an empty pack inside, you bring it to the counter and they get you it for you. When buying they may ask how old you are and if you have bought them before. I think this is to cover themselves in case someone was to buy packs for a suicide attempt, or if someone took too much and claimed they weren't informed of the consequences.
My experiences with other insomnia products and nytol :
I have had problems sleeping since i was at school, which was years ago (i left in 06'). It's not uncommon for me to be up all night and sleep during the day. I don't know why but the earliest I can sleep is about 3am and even that's a stretch.
I have tried several other things such as Kalms herbal tablets, which do nothing for me. I even took around 3 times the amount you're supposed to to see if it would work then, but nothing.
I also tried valerian tea (which smells horrible- i can't explain it) but tasted ok, but it didn't make any difference.
Then i tried herbal Nytol and that did nothing either. This contains valerian too and smelled vile as well. I don't know if these have worked for other people (i presume they must do for some or they wouldn't sell them).
I have been to the drs to try and get sleeping tablets and they refuse to prescribe them because you can get addicted. I don't know if this is the same anywhere else but my dr was pretty adamant about it. The most they give you is 3 zoplicone tablets a month, and i would say that nytol works better than them!
When i went the second time she seemed to think it was due to depression because that can be related and after doing this online questionaire she said that i could have a antidepressent/sedative tablets called citalopram (i got 20mg) and she told me it'd work for sleep. Wrong. They do nothing and you feel no different. I took these for a few months and then went onto this other thing (with a diff dr) called amitriptyline which is more for sleep. That helps more. I was given 25mg but i often took 2 because one did nothing and i wanted them for sleep. I haven't been back in about a month or more since they ran out and have pretty much given up on it.
I first bought Nytol about a year ago now, i only get a pack sometimes because i don't always have the money for it, I would say these tablets work really well. You're supposed to take one (one pill is 50m but i sometimes take 2 and a half because it gets you to sleep quicker. You feel like you've had a good rest when you're up and you don't sleep all day or anything (about 9 hrs?). Even thought it is one a night i have taken at the most about 4 or 4 and a half. It doesn't do anything it just makes you feel tired quicker if you really can't sleep. I wouldn't advise anyone to go do it though because everybody's different.
I really like these tablets, they work well and are easy to swallow with a fizzy drink. Saying that once wasn't able to swallow it and the taste was horrible! It's not coated with anything like nurofen for example, say you were to crush it it would turn to powder.
In boots they also do a similar product which is a little cheaper and you'd find it in the same section as this product. It does the same thing and contains the exact same ingredient.
These are designed to be for temporary sleep problems, but seeing as the dr can't provide anything you can still buy nytol. They aren't addictive.
If you're having problems getting to sleep , or want to get to sleep quick, you should definitely try them
I used to work in a pharmacy so I am rather well informed about the products out there which help people sleep. Trouble sleeping affects a huge amount of people and with my boyfriend working shifts he is certainly one of them! My purchase of Nytol one a night, however came when I recently started a new job and was having trouble dozing off at night.I am one of these people who worry that I'm not getting enough sleep, then I end up not getting to sleep due to this worry (silly I know).
~ ~ ~ Price and Pack size ~ ~ ~
I popped into my local pharmacy and purchased myself a packet of these tablets. They cost me £4.79 for a pack of 16 - this is the only pack size they come in. It should be noted that in the UK this is a pharmacy only product so it can only be purchased over the counter.
~ ~ ~ Ingredients ~ ~ ~
The active ingredient in Nytol one a night is 50mg of diphenhydramine hydrochloride. This is an anti-histamine which can cause drowsiness. There are actually many types of anti-histamine, which can have this effect, and Piriton is another one.
~ ~ ~ Dosage ~ ~ ~
As the title suggests, this is a one dose a night product. The suggestion is that you take it 20 minutes. There is, however, just a normal Nytol which contains 25 mg of the active ingredient rather than the 50mg in the "One a Night". This kind of made me wonder why they brought out a one a night product, as the only major difference is that you have to take 1 instead of 2. The bonus being, however, with the normal Nytol is that you can take 1 tablet if you feel the sedative effect is too much.
~ ~ ~ Results ~ ~ ~
I took the tablet 20 minutes before I intended to go to sleep and then settled down in bed and read my book to relax. I did actually start to fell quite sleepy but I often wonder if it's a placebo effect or if it's the actual tablet. Nytol did get me to sleep but the problem arose in the middle of the night! It should be noted that Nytol will only stay in your system for a certain amount of time. Therefore, it does not keep you asleep all night - just makes getting to sleep slightly easier! I have used this product on numerous occasions with differing results - sometimes it helps, sometimes it doesn't! I do not experience and drowsiness in the morning after use, but my mother took it and said she felt really bad the next morning (tired and kind of spaced out)!
~ ~ ~ Conclusion ~ ~ ~
Drugs have different effects on different people so reviews are often hard to judge. This is just my experience with this product and I have no idea how other people will react. I would suggest just purchasing the normal Nytol and trying 1 tablet first to see how you get on. If you are fine with that then up the dose to 2 but it provides more variety instead of the one a night.
I would recommend this as a product for occasional trouble sleeping but for anything more than that I don't think anything can beat having a word with your GP.
Thank you for reading - this review can also be found on Ciao under the same name xxx
I tend to buy Sleeping tablets now and again. I seem to hit patches where I struggle to get to sleep, and tend to wake up through the night, so I like to get some over the counter medicine to help with this. I don't see it being such a main issue that I feel I should get a prescription from a Doctor for it, and I fluctuate between Nytol and Kalms - depending on what is cheapest!
So these tablets come in a pack of 16. Not sure if they are available in any other sizes, but that's the only size that i've seen. I paid £3.50 for these the last time I got them, but they were on an Asda Rollback, so cost a bit more than this normally.
As the title of this suggests you take 1 of these at night time and this is meant to aid Sleep. They recommend that it is best to take this 30 minutes before heading off to bed and swallowing this with a glass of Water - perhaps not that much Water as you may end up waking up and needing the Toilet.
The Tablets are easy enough to swallow. They aren't the largest tablets, but are still a good size.
So do I find that these work? I think that they do a good enough job. Weather it be a more Psychological aspect, knowing that you've taken a tablet and this will help you sleep i'm not sure, but I find that I can fall asleep alright with these and more importantly I feel that my sleep seems to be less unbroken, so I feel like i've had a good nights sleep after having these.
These work well and I would recommend them if you need a bit help in Sleeping and getting to Sleep.
A few months ago I became really quite ill. I started off with a really bad throat infection, everytime I ate or drank it felt like my throat was on fire. This then turned into a chest infection. Because I was quite down in the dumps at the same time I just didnt seem to be getting any better and ended up with migranes and was generally in a lot of pain. I was really struggling to get any sleep as it felt like an elephant was tap dancing on my head and chest and feeding me razor blades. Without sleep I was getting worse and worse and so the list went on. I went to the chemist and they suggested that Nytol one-a-night tablets may aide me in getting a good nights rest. They were fine to take with the painkillers and anti-biotics I was already taking and would cause me no danger.
So that night, I put fresh bedding on, had a bath and got into clean jim-jams, no better feeling. I took the one tablet as recommended and waited for the miracle. The tablet was very easy to swallow and left no after taste. I did not take this with food before bed. Should you chose to try these tablets ensure you read the instructions carefully as the packet knows best, this review is just how I found them, I wouldnt like to comment on the guidelines of the product. I found that I did fall to sleep a lot easily and wasnt waking up as much as I had been previously. However, I did still wake you at the crack-of-dawn time I had been.
I felt that the Nytol one-a-night may be more mind over matter, as I have never tried any other type of sleeping tablets I wasnt exactly too sure what to expect. However, with my partner was an entirely different story. He works 7 nights a week and really needs his sleep with working so many hours. A few weeks ago he had become very stressed and had gone without sleep for nearly 2 days, I was really concerned for him as with working so many hours his sleep is very important. He is very anti-tablets. And has never taken them before if not perscribed by a doctor. After quite some time I managed toget him to agree to take a Nytol to see if it helped him. To be honest, he was so tired he didnt put up much of a fight. I think maybe the fact that he chooses not to take tablets or it was just the little push he needed to put his head on the pillow but he literally did not move all night. The position he fell asleep in was the position he woke up in. It was quite comical, he didn't make a sound all night, I found myself losing sleep to check on him. Needless to say, he did wake up feeling better, but being a man would never admit that fact.
Even if these tablets are more mind over matter I found them really quite effective and did the job I needed them to do. They left no groggy feeling in the morning, no non-alcohol hangover. I woke up feeling refreshed and happy I had managed to sleep through the night. I would recommend this product and will use in future if ever needed.
I have been taking these Nytol one a night tablets for the last 2 months.
The packet I bought consists of 16 tablets and were about £4.50 from my local Asda. I don't consider this too expensive due to the number of tablets you are getting.
I did find the tablets easy to swallow however I did find them hard to digest - even after half a glass of water I still felt like the tablet was in my throat. The tablets are approximately half a centimeter long and could be broken in half if this is too big for you.
From my experience of taking these tablets I find them most effective if you take them 30mins prior to sleeping however on the packet it advises 20 minutes should be enough.
Overall I found these tablets slightly effective and they help to a certain extent. However I would say that if you have a lot on your mind that prevents you from sleeping then these tablets probably won't help you much - this is the problem I have. Upon taking the tablets I don't feel drowsy however when I wake up in the mornings after taking the tablet I do feel drowsy. I would recommend people who suffer from slight sleeping trouble to try these tablets however don't expect too much from them.
I have real problems with sleep sometimes and decided to give these a go. I wouldnt recommend these to anyone, I took them 30 minutes before bed with a milky drink and nothing happened.
While I didnt expect them to work as well as prescription sleepers I did expect them to at least help me doze off if not give me a full nights sleep.
While I wouldnt say they were expensive, considering they didnt work for me then I may as well have gone out and just threw my money down the drain.
I didnt get the drowsiness feeling in the morning as they promised I wouldnt , but as to wether that was down to the tablet or the fact they didnt seem to help is anyones guess.
The only thing going for them in my opinion is that they are easy to swallow. Not so big that you have a hard job getting them down.
I did try them 2 nights in a row to give them the benefit of the doubt, but it really was a waste of time.
They may work for some people but for me they were a big thumbs down.
My 19 year old son and I suffer with insomnia and both tried Nytol One-a-Night on different occasions. Never again - the 'itchy feet' side effect completely ruled out sleep for both of us and actually added to the already extreme frustration of sleeplessness. I'm astonished that there is no warning of this on the packaging.
Nytol One-A-Night is a clinically proven night-time sleep aid, which is an antihistamine that causes drowsiness, and is used as an aid to the relief of temporary sleeping difficulties..