The need for sleep – and the frustration over not being able to get it – have been with us for a long time… probably back to caveman days. With hundreds of drugs and remedies available it is important to understand how each type works so that we can make an informed decision.
Over the Counter Sleeping Aids
Sleeping pills of all types are known as “hypnotics,” and some work better than others for different types of sleep problems. The drugs that are available without a prescription are known as over the counter, or OTC drugs. They are generally thought of as being safe, and that is why they can be easily purchased at your local drug store or supermarket. The most popular of these are antihistamines, though a couple of mild painkillers are also sometimes used. Continue reading