Product Type: Nytol Vitamins & Minerals
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Disappointing did not work for me!
Member Name: garymarsh6
Advantages: None for me.
Disadvantages: Waste of money for me!
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.
Summary: Did not work for me.
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