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How much Benedryl do you need to sleep for 8 hours?


As a sleep aid, diphenhydramine (Benadryl) should be taken approximately 30 minutes before bedtime. Sometimes a half a pill works, sometimes one full pill does the trick. The maximum amt that you should take in any 24-hour period is 300 mg. Any comments?

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  1. Babette says:

    or "Do you have difficulty falling or staying asleep?" . Specialists in sleep medicine are qualified to diagnose the many different sleep . (1) unrealistic sleep expectations (e.g., I need to have 8 hours of sleep each night), . The antihistamine diphenhydramine is widely used in nonprescription sleep aids such as Benadryl.

  2. Bernetta says:

    Have you seen a environmental allergist?? Yes they are expensive, with all the testing etc they do, but they are really helpful to try and identify what is causing your problems and how you might get on top of your allergies. The other thing is keeping a food diary, where you write what you eat through out the day, including snacks beverages, and then any signs or symptoms you might experience, e.g breathing difficulties, hives/rashes, migraines etc, doing this can also help find foods that cause your symptoms or aggravate your IBS. If the allergist deems you have severe allergies that impair your ability to work, and function in a fairly normal fashion, you might be able to claim a disability payment, as long as the specialist fills in the form stating the severity of your allergies and how it impairs your ability to work, and if you need to carry a Epi-pen around with you at all times. Why not talk to some from Social Security disability department and ask them what you need to do to apply, and if someone with severe allergies that impair their ability to work etc, is eligible for disability.Having multiple allergies myself I can relate to some degree, my environmental allergist believes the allergies may have been a triggering factor to my having CFS Fibromyalgia, my allergies most certainly exacerbate the IBS.

  3. Lashonda says:

    using benedryl as a sleep aid the past year or so? for most of my late’s i’ve always had trouble getting sleep teens and now early 20. im now 22 and for i’ve been taking 3 ben

  4. Rhona says:

    Best home remedies for good 8 hour sleep is, do not smoke, or drink coffee, and go to sleep at 9.pm. More:http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_are_the_Home_remedies_for_a_good_8_hours_sleep

  5. Evonne says:

    You need sleep because the longer you stay up, the less you will be able to concentrate. And if you go to bed late then you will oversleep in the morning will make you grumpy and you wont be concentrate even then. You need to know what your… More:http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Why_do_you_need_8_hours_of_sleep

  6. Delores says:

    Eight hours of sleep are required because hormones and endorphins are produced as you sleep, during REM cycles. REM cycles, when rapid eye movement occurs, happen about every two hours, and four cycles are required to create enough endorphi… More:http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Why_do_need_8_hours_of_sleep

  7. Halina says:

    Feb 26, 2008 Last night i really needed to sleep, and took the Benadryl for the first time before bedtime for 2 years and it gave me a full 8 to 10 hours of deep sleep. I . lasted 18+ hours so I don’t think it has much to do with the Benedryl.

  8. Russell says:

    There may be times in your cat's life when you need to sedate it. Diphenhydramine, the active ingredient in Benadryl, will provide a mild sedative in many cats. Most cats do not need to be sedated for routine grooming. Cats typically sleep up to 17 hours per day, according to the SPCA of Texas' online article "Sleeping Detail:http://www.ehow.com/facts_5717362_medication-sedate-cat.html

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