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Dormin Sleep Aid Reviewed for 2020
Having trouble falling or staying asleep after a long day at work? Can’t go to sleep in general and wake up feeling off your game? Since 1950, Dormin, an over-the-counter sleep aid medication, has proven to be most effective, even more effective than other conventional over-the-counter and prescribed sleep aids, in helping you sleep better. It is also formulated with special non-habit-forming ingredients known as diphenhydramine, an antihistamine. Dormin’s scope of applications enable it to be one of the most popular over-the-counter sleeping aids in the market in addition to its effectiveness and fast action. I used Dormin to help me with my late-night anxiety that kept me from falling asleep, and it worked wonderfully for the recommended dosage period. Read my take on Dormin’s effectiveness, market statistics, composition and side effects, and more to find out if Dormin is right for you.
For more than six decades, Dormin has been the go-to choice for over-the-counter sleep aids. The medication is manufactured by Randob Laboratories Ltd., a pharmaceutical company that offers many types of pain relievers and medications from itching brought by insect bites and stings. According to the Dormin website dorminsleep.com, 78% of people find the capsules ‘very easy’ or ‘easy’ to swallow, in stark contrast to many pills and sleeping aids sold over-the-counter. The main ingredient in Dormin, diphenhydramine in the form of diphenhydramine hydrochloride, is an antihistamine and is the only active ingredient in the medication. An antihistamine is usually used to treat allergies but research has shown that it actually causes relaxation and drowsiness owing to its ability to block chemicals in the body that make the brain more active called histamines. Most conventional sleeping pills include this ingredient to aid in drowsiness, however some side effects of ingesting this ingredient include constipation, dry mouth, and dizziness. Other ingredients include colloidal silicon dioxide (medicinal pills coating), Croscarmellose Sodium (a disintegrant), dicalcium phosphate dihydrate (pill binder), FD&C Blue #1 (a food colorant), magnesium stearate (A lubricant in tablet formation), and microcrystalline cellulose (another pill binder). Although this sleeping aid is very popular and effective, several side effects, which will be discussed later, hamper its effectiveness by causing unintended consequences.
According to the website, Dormin should be taken on the “occasional sleepless night” and for a maximum of two or three days successively. 2 capsules must be taken before bedtime conventionally; however, your doctor might increase or decrease the dosage depending on your condition. If sleeplessness persists beyond three days even after taking this product, according to the website, a doctor must be consulted for further directions. However, at the back of the bottle, a time period of two weeks of no improvement is mentioned. It is only to be taken by adults and children aged 12 and older. In addition, according to the website, it must not be taken with any other product containing diphenhydramine, even topical (skin care) products containing this ingredient. Ingestion of alcohol, sedatives, or tranquilizers while taking Dormin is not advised, but in the case of sedatives and tranquilizers a doctor must be consulted before use of this product. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, your doctor must be consulted before taking Dormin. Furthermore, if you have one or more of the following conditions, you must not take Dormin:
- kidney or gallbladder problems
- liver disease (especially if you’re an alcoholic)
- glaucoma or other eye disorders
- thyroid illnesses like goiter
- gastrointestinal tract bleeding
- inflammatory conditions
- asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
- low blood pressure
- low blood count
If you are taking medication that treats depression, heart conditions (especially those which contain potassium), cancer (hormone-based treatments), and other medication that improves sleep quality, taking this product is not advised. It is therefore best to ascertain your condition and your ability to take this product by consulting with your physician before taking Dormin.
While Dormin is known to be an effective sleep aid having more than six decades worth of data and experiences to support this claim, several minor and severe side effects of using this product have been noted. According to the official website, no side effects have been observed in patients taking Dormin, however, nanopharmaceuticals.org notes the following side effects observed in people taking this product:
- dry mouth or throat
- severe allergies (itching and rashes)
- frequent constipation
- blurred vision
- difficulty in focusing and concentrating
- short-term memory loss
- anger management issues
- erection problems in men
- difficulty in breathing
- severe drowsiness
- pain when urinating
In cases of overdose, Dormin may cause hallucinations and nervousness. If you are allergic to any of the ingredients mentioned earlier in this article, taking this medication as a sleeping aid is not advised. A doctor or a physician may be consulted to ensure that you are able to take this product without any minor or severe side effects.
Since I started taking Dormin, my sleep quality has improved considerably and I personally have not experienced any minor or severe side effects. For over six decades, it has proven to be an effective sleeping aid for people having trouble sleeping. It is primarily meant for adults and children aged 12 and older. The main active ingredient in Dormin, diphenhydramine (present in the medication in the form of diphenhydramine hydrochloride), is an antihistamine that blocks out chemicals that aid brain activity and help slow it down. Other ingredients mentioned earlier in the article are inactive and are inconsequential in affecting the person’s sleep. However, while it is an effective sleeping aid, over the years several allergic reactions and minor-to-severe allergic reactions have been reported in people who have been taking dormin. Specifically, people who are treating a major pre-existing condition (such as kidney problems or low blood pressure) or medical condition or taking other medications to improve sleep quality are not advised to take this product. It could result in several major unintended side effects. Consulting with a doctor or a physician is the best way to find out if you are able to take Dormin in the mentioned dosage. If not, your doctor will adjust the dosage and prescribe a duration of medication accordingly. Overdosing on Dormin may cause hallucinations and nervousness.
In my experience, Dormin has been excellent in helping me achieve excellent levels of rest and I have always woken up feeling fresh and renewed every morning after I took Dormin. I would recommend this product to anyone that is experiencing a poor quality of sleep.