https://healthtalk.unchealthcare.org/how-over-the-counter-sleep-aids-can-hurt-your-brain/

Jan 24, 2018 ... But what are the long-term effects on your brain? ... Taking an over-the-counter sleep aid with diphenhydramine once in a while is generally not ...

https://www.bcm.edu/news/sleep-disorders/experts-warn-against-antihistmaines-sleep-aid

Oct 7, 2013 ... Baylor sleep expert says antihistamines may cause drowsiness, but shouldn't be used as a sleep aid as the side effects can pose health risks. ... For people who take an antihistamine such as Benadryl for a cold or allergies, ...

https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/in-depth/sleep-aids/art-20047860

You've followed the usual tips for getting enough sleep — sleeping on a regular schedule, avoiding ... Side effects are similar to those of diphenhydramine.

https://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-63760/sleep-aid-diphenhydramine-oral/details

Find patient medical information for Sleep Aid (Diphenhydramine) Oral on WebMD including its uses, side effects and safety, interactions, pictures, warnings and ...

https://www.verywellhealth.com/diphenhydramine-for-insomnia-treatment-3015178

Mar 14, 2019 ... Learn what diphenhydramine or Benadryl medication is, use as a sleep aid insomnia treatment, how antihistamines work, side effects, and ...

https://www.verywellhealth.com/why-older-people-shouldnt-use-diphenhydramine-to-sleep-3015319

Nov 30, 2018 ... Learn why older people or the elderly should not use diphenhydramine sleeping pills due to side effects: confusion, urinary retention, and ...

https://drugabuse.com/hooked-on-benadryl-its-much-more-than-a-harmless-dependency/

Benadryl is an anticholinergic drug. Some people use it as an over-the-counter sleep aid, while others enjoy the sedative and euphoric effects it provides as a ...

https://sleepbetter.org/ask-dr-lisa-should-i-stop-using-benadryl-to-help-me-sleep/

Oct 4, 2012 ... It is not a sleep aid, although many people use it for that purpose. One of diphenhydramine's side effects is sleepiness, but other side effects ...

http://www.center4research.org/benadryl-common-medications-linked-dementia-men-women/

A new study showing that one of the most common drugs—Benadryl—could lead to ... ingredient (diphenhydramine) is used in most over-the-counter sleeping pills , ... risk for dementia compared to those who did not use anticholinergics at all.

https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/common-anticholinergic-drugs-like-benadryl-linked-increased-dementia-risk-201501287667

May 23, 2017 ... Moreover, dementia risk increased along with the cumulative dose. ..... I too have been taking Benadryl to help me sleep for about two years.