WHEN TO CONSULT A DOCTOR
If you’re having trouble sleeping, you’re not alone, but symptoms can vary in frequency, duration, and underlying cause. Sleep medicines that are available over-the-counter, such as ZzzQuil™ (diphenhydramine HCI), are used to treat occasional sleeplessness. This occasional sleeplessness can be triggered, for example, by life changes, temporary stressful situations, or having a lot on your mind when you are trying to sleep. ZzzQuil is effective when used as directed. Stop use and ask a doctor if sleeplessness persists continuously for more than two weeks. Insomnia may be a symptom of a serious, underlying medical illness. That’s why consulting with a doctor, pharmacist, or sleep specialist can help with your diagnosis—and help you find the right sleep-aid for you.