If you follow me on my social media outlets, you might find me online posting at all kinds of hours of the night – especially on Twitter (join me and Walgreens on Twitter – I love to interact with my readers!).
While the rest of my house is sound asleep, I’m usually laying in bed tweeting with my tweeps because I can’t sleep.
I go to bed at a reasonable hour and lay in the dark forever before I finally give up and start tweeting. Which wasn’t a big deal when we were on school break, but now that the kids are in school and life is getting back to a routine, falling asleep at 2am is not working for me, so I reached out to Walgreens Answers to see if they could provide some relief to my sleep issues.
Since hubby had the car and Lil Miss was napping anyway, I jumped online to do an online chat with a pharmacist so I wouldn’t have to leave the house (how convenient, right?) It is one of Walgreens new awesome resources.
With the pharmacy chat option, pharmacists are available 24/7 to answer questions you may have regarding your pharmacy account or services, or for medication and health issues.
Today, I used the medication and health issues portion to see if they could recommend any tips to aid in my sleeping issue – well, my fall asleep sleeping issue.
I really liked the online chat option because I fear talking on the phone (gotta love anxiety); it was super convenient with no vehicle and baby napping; and I can print out or email myself our conversation so I don’t forget what we talked about!
For someone with mommy brain, I like that I can have the transcript to refer to at a later time.
I had some issues during my chat with the pharmacist, so I headed to my local Walgreens before running to the grocery store. (Lucky for me, our local Walgreens is literally down the road and on my way to the store.)
The pharmacist at my local Walgreens provided me some suggestions for over the counter sleep aids.
The pharmacist informed me that there were various over the counter sleep aids that I could try, the main ingredients of the sleep aids, and chatted with me briefly about the choices. Upon looking in the sleep aid aisle, I did find a few different types as well as a few different active ingredients.
Aside from Diphenhydramine, I found one with Doxylamine and another with L-Tryptophen (the ingredient in turkey that makes you sleepy after Thanksgiving dinner!) (You can see the options in my Google+ album.)
I decided to try the ZzzQuil (mainly because I could earn reward points on my purchase) to see how it would work for me.
In addition to the ZzzQuil, here are some other tips to help me fall asleep faster:
I look forward to giving my ZzzQuil a try along with some of the above tips to fall asleep faster tonight!