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Does Anybody here take gravol to help them sleep?

Just wondering I heard it helps :confused:
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I use it but not too much. Taking gravol can be addictive though.
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Gravol is a depressant. My friend who is a nurse told me that it could be used as a sleeping pill.
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Johan Liebert wrote:
Feb 27th, 2011 10:46 am
I use it but not too much. Taking gravol can be addictive though.

+1 for addictive.

See a doctor or develop your own techniques for falling asleep. It is conditioning really. Go to bed at the same time everyday and use same posture in bed etc to get to sleep.

Reading in bed puts me out quickly.
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Feb 27th, 2011 12:21 pm
+1 for addictive.

See a doctor or develop your own techniques for falling asleep. It is conditioning really. Go to bed at the same time everyday and use same posture in bed etc to get to sleep.

Reading in bed puts me out quickly.
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I can barely finish a chapter when reading in bed.
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The real question is why can't you sleep in the first place , some details would be nice .... do you have an active lifestyle ?
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i usually go for a nightcap if i can't sleep. puts me out quick.
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when I go camping (back country) yes I usually do as it helps me sleep, because otherwise I can't seem to get any shut eye. But otherwise if you are taking it very frequently it might become addicted, you should see a doctor to perhaps get switched to an actual sleeping aid instead. I should listen to my own advice really because drugs should be utilized for their intended purpose, and gravol is for nausea, vomiting and dizziness, not as a sleep aid.
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Diphenhydramine/dimenhydrinate are the active ingredients in over-the-conter sleep aids, which include gravol, "Tylenol PM", nytol, etc., and certain allergy medications such as Benadryl.

Not particularly addicting. If they work for you, then great. Larger doses don't necessarily work better than smaller doses. Some people go into hallucinations on them. Easier to withdrawal from than the prescription-only sleep aids that are in the Valium class of drugs.
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I havent tried gravol for this....I have taken a Nyquil for this purpose at the tail end of a cold, even though I prob didnt need it, just to try and ensure I get a full nights sleep.
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Years ago my grandmother was having a lot of stress in her life and having problems sleeping. She went to the doctor and asked for a prescription for sleeping pills. Her doctor doesn't like to prescribe medication unnecessarily and told her to take a Gravol when she needed to sleep.

I probably do this about 3 times a year. Only rarely if I have been sleeping in and really need to get to bed early to get up early. I don't do it often and it does work. I took a Gravol the night before my wedding and was well rested the next day getting a full 8 hours sleep! I'm sure that wouldn't have happened without the Gravol as I would have been too nervous/excited to sleep.
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Seems like alot of people use gravol to help them sleep but rarely, I'll take it to help me sleep maybe 1-4 times a month since I work midnights and seem to have an extremely hard time getting sleep, as in I'll sleep for 4 hours and can't sleep more than that.

My gf regularly takes 2, if I took 2 I'd be out for 12+hours
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I don't like them since ironically they make me really naseaous before making me pass out. I prefer melatonin
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