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    Over the counter: sleeping pills

    In this post I will summarise the main sleeping products available in UK for relief of temporary sleeping problems which are available over the counter without a prescription. Insomnia can be caused by number of factors. Some common include stress and anxiety. Changing you sleeping habits can improve your sleeping. However there are number of things that can be done to relief insomnia. NHS UK and Mind offer some excellent tips on improving your sleep. All products available over the counter ‘for sleeping’ contain sedative antihistamines as main active ingredient. Two antihistamines used in sleeping pills in UK are diphenhydramine and promethazine. Both drugs are sold under different branded names…