Sleep Disorders

Popular OTC Sleep Aids for Insomnia


Diphenhydramine (antihistamine)

Doxylamine (antihistamine)

Valerian (herb)

Kava (herb)

Melatonin (hormone)

But avoid long-term use

Antihistamines aren't for everyone

And first, talk to your doctor

Martin Reed

Martin Reed


Martin is the creator of Insomnia Coach, an eight-week course that combines online sleep education with individual sleep coaching. His course helps clients improve their sleep so they can enjoy a better life with more energy and start each day feeling happy, healthy, rested, and refreshed. Martin also runs a free sleep training course that has helped over 5,000 insomniacs. He holds a master’s degree in health and wellness education and studied clinical sleep health at the University of Delaware.