ZzzQuil… The Key to a Good Night’s Sleep


So normally I’m very much into holistic medicine and homeopathic remedies but, when Influenster offered to send me some Zzzquil I jumped at the chance to try it.  The week that they sent it to me, I had been staying up extremely late and only getting about 4 hours of sleep from about 5pm to 10pm each day.  After 5 days of odd sleep I was looking forward to a good night of rest.

The box of Zzzquil they sent me only came with two pills, but that was just enough for me.  I read the instructions because I’m so leery of modern medicine sometimes.  The package said to ensure you have enough time to get an adequate amount of sleep (8 hours). It also promised to not be habit forming.  The antihistamine diphenhydramine HCl, is a night time sleep aid.  It’s recommended that you not use Zzzquil if you are using any products that contain diphenhydramine, this includes topical products.  Unlike Nyquil, Zzzquil reduces the amount of time it takes a person to fall asleep and is solely used as a sleep aid.  It does not treat any pain, cold or flu symptoms.

When I got off work one evening I was extremely exhausted.  I came home and took a shower, ate a light meal, and popped the little purple pill.  I set my alarm for 7am so that I could ensure I had enough time to get a good nights rest.   About 20 minutes after I had taken the pill I began to feel drowsy so I knew it was time to get in the bed. I slept uninterrupted from 7pm until about 5am the next morning when my body naturally woke up on its own.  When I woke up, I didn’t feel groggy at all.  I actually felt refreshed and rejuvenated.  I was bright eyed and bushy tailed the entire day!

I did a little bit of research and there can be a few side effects from taking Zzzquil

  • dizziness, loss of coordination
  • dry mouth, nose or throat
  • constipation, upset stomach
  • dry eyes

I’m sure this is TMI but I did experience the constipation side effect after taking the second dose of Zzzquil, but after drinking a good detox tea I was back to normal.  If your symptoms become a cause for concern please do not hesitate to contact your doctor.

All in all I think I will definitely use Zzzquil again, especially when my schedule is super hectic and I need a good night of sleep.  Have you tried Zzzquil?

Until next time…

Note: I received this product free from Influenster for testing purposes

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