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Unisom SleepGels, Maximimum Strength Nighttime Sleep Aid, Softgels 32 ea

 
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Unisom SleepGels, Maximimum Strength Nighttime Sleep Aid, Softgels, 32 ea
 
3.5

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • No side effects (10)
  • Works quickly (8)
  • Good value (6)
  • Natural-feeling results (4)
  • Relieves stress (4)

Cons

  • Doesn't work (6)

Best Uses

  • Before sleep (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Regular user (9), First time user (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Im out!

This product will work fast depending on how much food is in your stomach. Plan on taking it accordingly. It takes about an hour to work on a full stomach. Sometimes if there...Read complete review

This product will work fast depending on how much food is in your stomach. Plan on taking it accordingly. It takes about an hour to work on a full stomach. Sometimes if there is too much food in the stomach, it loses its strength to make me fall asleep. It will take about 20 minutes on an empty stomach. I tend to think a lot before I go to sleep and this product slows down my thoughts while making me go to sleep. I dont wake up groggy.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Active Ingredient is same as Benadryl

I have used this on occasion. Once I get to sleep it will keep me there for 8 or more.

Everyone should know the differences between this and the 25mg Unisom...Read complete review

I have used this on occasion. Once I get to sleep it will keep me there for 8 or more.

Everyone should know the differences between this and the 25mg Unisom tabs. The 25mg tabs use doxylamine succinate. That's the active sedating ingredient in Nyquil. The advantage of the tabs is you can just take a portion and see if that helps.

These 50mg softgels have diphenhydramine, the same sedating ingredient as Benadryl.

Personally I much prefer the 25mg tablets, but both will help you get a sleep. Both may leave you a little groggy. Neither should be taken all the time because both are anticholinergic (but the effect reverses once you stop taking them).

Again I would only suggest them to anyone for occasional use.

Reviewed by 26 customers

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1.0

Waste of money

By Delux1978

from Ohio

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Doesn't Work

    Best Uses

      Comments about Unisom SleepGels, Maximimum Strength Nighttime Sleep Aid, Softgels, 32 ea:

      Truly felt no difference with this product.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Basically Useless

      By Sleepless in El Segundo

      from El Segundo, CA

      describe yourself First Time User

      Pros

      • No Side Effects

      Cons

      • Doesn't Work

      Best Uses

        Comments about Unisom SleepGels, Maximimum Strength Nighttime Sleep Aid, Softgels, 32 ea:

        I'm a first time user of this product. I do not usually take sleeping pills. All I ever take is vitamins and sometimes Advil. Did not take Advil for the past couple of weeks, then tried these sleeping pills. These did not work for me. At all. It actually woke me up. (I waited for more than 1 hour for it to kick in. Nothing.) Now I am just wide awake at my laptop, writing this review...

         
        4.0

        Works Well When Needed

        By Amy Meredith Hutson

        from Portland, OR

        describe yourself Occasional user

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Natural-Feeling Results
        • Works Quickly

        Cons

        • Morning Grogginess

        Best Uses

        • Before Sleep

        Comments about Unisom SleepGels, Maximimum Strength Nighttime Sleep Aid, Softgels, 32 ea:

        I use this when needed. It helps me fall asleep rather quickly. Morning grogginess lasts about 30 minutes for me. Better than a night with no rest! Amy Meredith Hutson

         
        4.0

        Couldn't Sleep without Them

        By Amy Meredith Hutson

        from Portland, OR

        describe yourself Regular User

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • No Side Effects
        • Works Quickly

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Before Sleep

          Comments about Unisom SleepGels, Maximimum Strength Nighttime Sleep Aid, Softgels, 32 ea:

          I prefer this sleep aid over others I've tried because it puts me to sleep faster and I do not wake up with a headache, as I do with some other OTC sleep medications. I use it when needed and have never had to depend on it daily. Amy Meredith Hutson

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Diphenhydramine

          By Indiana pharmacist

          from Indiana

          describe yourself Medical Professional

          Pros

            Cons

            • Cheaper under different
            • Names This is Bendadryl

            Best Uses

            • Before Sleep

            Comments about Unisom SleepGels, Maximimum Strength Nighttime Sleep Aid, Softgels, 32 ea:

            Get a store-brand diphenhydramine product. There are many on here. Compare price vs. number of tablets. All are 25mg diphenhydramine. (benadryl, unisom, etc.) Do yourself a favor and search here on Drugstore.com under Benadryl or diphenhydramine to buy this product more cheaply. Doesn't matter if it says for sleep or for allergies - it's the exact same med. (Same for Tylenol PM! See ingredients!!)

             
            4.0

            Needed help sleeping

            By Brina the military member

            from Okinawa, Japan

            describe yourself First Time User

            See all my reviews

            Pros

            • Relieves Stress

            Cons

            • Doesn't Work

            Best Uses

            • AN hour before bed

            Comments about Unisom SleepGels, Maximimum Strength Nighttime Sleep Aid, Softgels, 32 ea:

            I've been working the grave yard shift. It really messes with your system. I couldn't sleep till maybe 3 or 4 hours before work. I started taking these, and i go to sleep an hour later. I don't feel any side affects. I wake up feeling refreshed.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            sleep well

            By Caligrl

            from Portland -

            describe yourself Regular User

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Works Quickly

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Before Sleep

              Comments about Unisom SleepGels, Maximimum Strength Nighttime Sleep Aid, Softgels, 32 ea:

              Asleep within half n hr

              Service and delivery comments:

              Always quick delivery

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              1st Best OTC

              By flyfriendlyskies

              from Provo, UT

              describe yourself Alternate user, Regular User

              Pros

              • Good Value
              • No Side Effects
              • Works within 45 Min

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Before Sleep
              • Daily Use
              • Short-Term Solution

              Comments about Unisom SleepGels, Maximimum Strength Nighttime Sleep Aid, Softgels, 32 ea:

              Unisom is in my opinion the very best OTC sleep aid medication out there.
              1. it is not habit forming
              2. its cost is reasonable
              3. capsule are small in diameter making it easy to swallow
              4. tasteless, odorless
              5. Not hypnotic
              6. No morning drowsiness and no unpleasant side effects.

              Draw back:
              It appears to take a little longer to be metabolized following post-consumption, I would say between 30-55 minutes for the regular user.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Ineffective Formula

              By Madison the Meremaid

              from Alexandria, VA

              describe yourself First Time User

              See all my reviews

              Pros

                Cons

                • Doesn't Work
                • Morning Grogginess
                • Results Fade Over Time

                Best Uses

                • Before Sleep

                Comments about Unisom SleepGels, Maximimum Strength Nighttime Sleep Aid, Softgels, 32 ea:

                To my surprise, the Unisom "softgel" doesn't work as well as the "tablet". You wouldn't think so because gels tab dissolve faster but this formula isn't as effective as the original. Also I don't care what the instructions state on the box, please take the Unisom "tablet" at least 90 minutes before going to bed because otherwise you will be a zombie in morning.

                 
                5.0

                Sleepless

                By Satisfied

                from VA

                describe yourself First Time User

                See all my reviews

                Pros

                • Good Value
                • No Side Effects

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Before Sleep

                  Comments about Unisom SleepGels, Maximimum Strength Nighttime Sleep Aid, Softgels, 32 ea:

                  Works well, as good or better than Simply Sleep

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