Finding it difficult to drop off for a good night’s sleep? Sick of counting sheep (because let’s be honest, that just doesn’t work)? Feeling so crabby in the morning that you scare your coworkers? You need a good Nytol!
When you’re suffering from temporary insomnia and just can’t seem to get those 8 hours of sleep you so desperately need, Nytol sleep aids can help you to drift off for a good nights rest.
Available as sleeping tablets, liquid medicine, and even herbal remedies, this wide range of options means you’ll be sure to find just the thing you need to help you finally get to sleep.
Nytol has even created an anti-snoring spray, for those who find that their sleepless nights are caused by someone who’s sleeping like a baby - it’s better than giving them a shove in the middle of the night!
If your sleepless nights are getting you down, then try Nytol, the UK’s favourite sleep aid brand.
The best Nytol product to ease your short term insomnia will depend entirely on you and your own circumstances.
For example, if you’re looking for a natural remedy for sleepless nights, the Nytol Herbal range will be the ideal choice for you.
If you’ve used sleep aids in the past and are looking for a convenient tablet to take at bedtime, Nytol One-A-Night could be exactly what you’ve been looking for.
If sleeping tablets just aren’t your thing, Nytol Liquid Caramel could be ideal, as it’s easy to swallow and has that delicious caramel flavour.
If you’re ever unsure about which remedy is right for you, we’d recommend asking your doctor or pharmacist so they can discuss the Nytol range with you and help you to choose the perfect treatment for your sleepless nights.
What’s the right dosage of Nytol?
The amount of Nytol you should take will depend on which product you’re taking and the strength of the active ingredient.
You should always take the dose recommended to you by your doctor or pharmacist, or follow the manufacturers instructions included with your treatment.
Here are the doses recommended for some Nytol products, so you can get a better idea of what these remedies would be like for you:
Nytol One-A-Night - One tablet around 20 minutes before bedtime
Nytol Herbal Tablets - Two tablets around an hour before bedtime
Nytol Original Tablets - Two tablets around 20 minutes before bedtime
Nytol Liquid Caramel - Adults and children over 16 should take 10 - 25ml at bedtime
Nytol Herbal Elixir - Take two 5ml spoonfuls around 30 minutes before bedtime
Night Tales From Nytol
Nytol Herbal One-a-Night
Nytol Anti-Snoring Throat Spray
What is the active ingredient in Nytol?
The active ingredient in Nytol depends on which product you’re using.
Nytol Original, Nytol One-A-Night, and Nytol Liquid Caramel all contain an active ingredient called diphenhydramine.
This ingredients works by reducing the amount of time it takes for you to fall asleep and helping you to get better quality sleep.
On the other hand, the Nytol Herbal range uses a natural ingredient called valerian root, which is traditionally used to relieve sleep disturbances and promote calm.
Some Nytol Herbal products also contain hop strobile and passion flower, which are also traditionally used to help you relax and fall asleep.
Can I use Nytol for anxiety?
Nytol products are designed to help you get a good nights sleep, and aren’t a remedy for anxiety.
However, Nytol herbal sleeping tablets may help to produce a sense of calm and relaxation when you’re trying to fall asleep, which may be ideal for those who are finding that their sleep is disturbed by racing thoughts and worries.
If you think you may be suffering from anxiety, we’d recommend speaking to your doctor and asking them to recommend a suitable treatment for you, including medications if necessary.
Is Nytol suitable for kids?
Nytol products aren’t suitable for children.
If your child is having trouble with sleepless nights or find it difficult to drop off at bedtime, we’d recommend speaking to your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
They’ll be able to help recommend some lifestyle changes that could help your kids to fall asleep when bedtime rolls around.
Does Nytol have any side effects?
Like all medications, Nytol products can have side effects, although you may not experience them yourself.
Naturally, you’ll probably feel drowsy or sleepy after using these products, as they’re designed to help you fall asleep, but there are other potential side effects too.
For a complete list of potential side effects of Nytol, we’d recommend taking a look at each product’s individual page, which will give you more detailed information about the treatment you want to use.
You’ll also be able to find a link to an up to date patient information leaflet, which is created by the manufacturer to help answer your questions about your medicines.
Why is sleep important?
Having the odd night of inadequate sleep can make you feel tired and a little cranky, but it won’t have a serious impact on your overall health.
However, regularly not achieving a decent amount of sleep can have a huge effect on your health and put you at risk of developing severe medical conditions, as well as having a negative influence on your body, thoughts, emotions and behaviour.
For most people, it is recommended to achieve at least eight hours of good quality sleep to allow us to function at our best, with the importance placed more on the quality rather than the hours of sleep.
If you are waking up tired and spending the day feeling sleepy, chances are you’re not getting the correct amount or a decent quality of sleep which, over time, can have serious implications including:
Increased risk of serious medical conditions such as heart disease and diabetes – it can even take time off our life expectancy
Mental health problems such as anxiety and depression
Weight gain due to lower levels of leptin (the chemical that makes us feel full) and higher levels of ghrelin (the hormone that stimulates hunger).
Just goes to show, waking up on the wrong side of the bed can cause more issues than a grumpy mood!