We have all been there, laying in bed trying to sleep. Tossing and turning. We try sleeping on our front, on our backs, one leg out of the duvet and then back, but nothing seems to help.
This was me a few weeks back. With worries playing on my mind, I just could not settle. After a week of hardly any sleep I decided to try a product.
I usually pop to my doctor for something however, with my history of insomnia they give me what I call ‘knock out drops’ and this type of medication can leave me feeling groggy in the morning. Not a good feeling when you have to get kids ready for school.
I was looking for a product that would just relax me, not knock me out!
I decided to give over the counter Phenergan® Night Time a try. It is a pharmacy only product for the short-term treatment of insomnia in adults. It contains promethazine, which has a fast onset of action and can start to work within 20 minutes.
Phenergan® Night Time works by inducing a sedative effect thanks to its active ingredient, promethazine hydrochloride.
Promethazine is an antihistamine, which works in the brain by blocking the action of histamine, causing you to feel sedated and helping you drift off to sleep. Promethazine has a long heritage of use as a sedative for insomnia and has been used for over 50 years.
I found the product did relax me for the evening. I took 2 tablets just before bed on the first night and reduced it to one on the second. I only used the product for 4 nights and then my sleep was restored.
Phenergan® Night Time (RRP £4.79) for 14 tablets is available from behind the pharmacy counter only.
Phenergan Night Time 25mg tablets contain promethazine hydrochloride and are suitable for adults and children over 16 years of age. Take one or two 25mg tablets before bed.
Phenergan Night Time should not be used for longer than 7 days without medical advice.
Always read the package leaflet before use. For more information, please visit www.phenergan.co.uk
Please note – I am not a medical professional, if your having serious difficulty trying to sleep, please contact your doctor.