How long do you think it took me to fall asleep after using ZzzQuil sleep aid, keep reading to find out?
Brief info on my insomnia
I have battled with diverse insomnia patterns since I was a child. My grand mother and I “god rest her soul” would often stay up really late at night watching TV. Little did I know my rugged sleeping habits would turn out to be such a big problem as I grew older.
My bad sleeping habits followed me all the way into adulthood and affects me even worse now as I do not sleep a wink at night when I am stressed out or have something on my mind. Simple noises keep me up. Every little thing keeps me from falling asleep and as a working mom this can be very frustrating. I have morning mother duties which include preparing the kids for school, ensuring they have breakfast and dropping them off to three different schools in three different areas while trying to get to work on time in mid morning bumper to bumper traffic. As I hardly get a proper rest most nights, naturally I am not a morning person i.e. “I’m always grumpy on mornings”. I need a sleep aid and not just any one i need the best sleep aid ever.
My teenager also has insomnia, but his is due to the internet, “sarcastic face”. He is always online watching videos and chatting with friends, but even when I switch off the wifi he still can not sleep. It became quite evident to me that he has the same sleepless issue as me and is also in need of a sleep aid.
Test and Review of ZzzQuil
My son tested one capsule of ZzzQuil before I did and he fell asleep within about 30 minutes after taking them, but his rest was cut short as I woke him up an hour later to complete a chore. It took him about one hour to fall asleep again after I woke him which was shocking to me as he normally would remain awake for a longer period of time. He said he experienced no drowsiness the next day and he felt well rested. I was concerned because I did not know if it was a natural sleep aid and I prayed there were no side effects on him.
My experience was different. When I sampled one capsule it took me about one hour to fall asleep. The thing is I had alot on my mind as I had a very stressful day at work. I did not have lunch on time and it was only when I got home from work, it took me two hours to finish cook and finally have lunch around dinner time. My dreams of falling asleep early went straight out the door which is why I took ZzzQuil that night. Although it took me an hour to fall asleep it would have taken me even longer if I didn’t take the sleep aid.
The next morning I woke up extremely drowsy, my BF had to practically drag me out of bed while I firmly gripped the pillows and sheets. After staggering to have a shower I still felt a bit drowsy but it could have been because I took the sleep aid at 12 midnight and I normally wake for work at 6 to 6;30 am. My ZzzQuil experience was good overall and it did make me fall asleep faster than I normally would.
- FD&C Blue No. 1
- FD&C Red No.40
- Polyethylene glycol
- Purified water
- Sorbitol sorbitan solution
- Titanium dioxide
Brief definition of the main ingredient Diphenhydramine and its uses
Diphenhydramine is an antihistamine that reduces the effects of natural chemical histamine in the body. Histamine can produce symptoms of sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and runny nose.
Diphenhydramine is used to treat sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes, hives, skin rash, itching, and other cold or allergy symptoms.
Diphenhydramine is also used to treat motion sickness, to induce sleep, and to treat certain symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
Diphenhydramine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
If you need more info on the other ingredients please feel free to do more research, hope this info was helpful.
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