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Advil PM
 
4.4

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Advil PM helps on those odd nights when I can't sleep

I have to say that I hate taking any kind of medication, and prefer not to. I think this is because my husband is on 2 shots of insulin a day, and 21...Read complete review

I have to say that I hate taking any kind of medication, and prefer not to. I think this is because my husband is on 2 shots of insulin a day, and 21 pills.

I have nights when I lay in bed, and watch the clock. It is midnight, then 12.30, 1.00, and if it gets any later, I make the decision to help myself to sleep. I have tried the sleeping aids, and unfortunately they give me shaking in the stomach, wide awake, just like having a caffeine fix.

I then decided to try a p.m. product. The one I have been using recently is Advil PM. I picked them up really cheap, on one of the specials, at the local pharmacy.

I only take one of the little blue caplets and it works within minutes for me. It states to take two, but as I so rarely take anything, one works for me. I find that I sleep in a little later, and may be slightly drowsy, when getting up.

These are actually a sleep aid and also for pain. I get pain in my wrist from the accident, from my feet, and also from my legs cramping. They contain ibuprofen, and diphenhydramine citrate.

You shouldn't take more than 2 in a 24 hour period. There are numerous warnings on the packet.

If you are like me and take one, perhaps every other week, they should work great. I was lucky enough to have a coupon, in my box of Advil PM, so will get my next ones at a cheaper price.

Effectiveness
They work almost immediately for me as I rarely take them.

Ease of Use
I take one with a glass of water.

Immediacy
I am asleep within minutes of taking it.

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May be a little drowsy in the morning.

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It helps with pain, and also helps you sleep when you have pain

I love advil pm...not only does it help me with my headaches, it helps me get to sleep, when otherwise, my headache might prevent it! It also helps my girlfriend who...Read complete review

I love advil pm...not only does it help me with my headaches, it helps me get to sleep, when otherwise, my headache might prevent it! It also helps my girlfriend who suffers from headaches get the sleep she needs at night. I am glad that I tried advil PM. I usualy try not to take medication, but this one is one that I love!

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4.0

Advil pm gel

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from Savannah ga

About Me First Time User

Pros

  • Works Quickly

Cons

  • Has Side-Effects
  • Morning Grogginess

Best Uses

  • Before Sleep

Comments about Advil PM:

It works awesome i fall asleep within 30 mints to an hour only issue i am having is always wake up in a bed mood and i end up sleeping all day.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

These are good for some people

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from Phoenix,Az

Comments about Advil PM:

I am sure that Advil PM is a very good product,but it just isn't for me. i can't take any Advil because it makes my stomach hurt, but that is just my sensitivity. This type of product does help people got to sleep and rest, but they make me way too groggy in the morning, so it isn't anything personal against this sleep aid product.

Effectiveness
They are very effective as far as helping people get to sleep if they don't mind waking up real groggy, but then ti might not have the same effect on everybody.

Ease of Use
It is very easy to use,just take one with a glass of water and go to bed about an hour before you want to go to sleep. It might take a while to start working.

Immediacy
It can be a little slow at starting to work,so just relax and give it some time. It will help you sleep.

Side Effects
For some people it does have a few side effects,like making them feel real groggy in the morning. It does that to me as well as making my stomach hurt and feel nausea,but that is just me. It might be wonderful for others.

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(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Advil PM is my favorite nighttime relief!

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from shoreline, CT

Comments about Advil PM:

Advil PM works excellently for me, would highly recommend it! I have tried many over the counter products, but I keep coming back to this one. I purchase this brand name, Advil, not a generic or store brand. Although a little more expensive, this product does the trick and because it works for me, I do not want to try anything else and have the product not perform as well as the Advil PM liqui-gels.

Effectiveness
Works great for me! Even if I wake up in the night I can fall right back to sleep! The Advil in the product helps to relieve minor aches and pains that may also prevent you from getting a good nights sleep.

Ease of Use
The gel caps are a little bit thick, but I never have an issue swallowing them.

Immediacy
This product works quickly for me, within twenty minutes I am asleep once I lay down.

Side Effects
Not usually drowsy in the morning, I do tend to take it about an hour or so before I am ready for bed so that I am REALLY ready to sleep. A little trick I learned...

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(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

When nothing else works

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from USA

Comments about Advil PM:

I have had insomnia for years. I was on Ambien when I was pregnant with my twins because I was not able to get any sleep at all. I continued to have insomnia after the babies. I did not continue with the Ambien because I did not want to be on such a heavy medication in case I needed to attend to my children. I tried several types of over the counter sleeping aides. Out of all the ones I tried, Advil PM helped me get the best rest. I also did not have a weird physical reaction. Some of the other sleeping pills made me feel jittery and on edge. Advil PM did not. However, I recommend only taking Advil PM if you are able to get at least a good solid eight hours of sleep. If not, you may feel a little out of sorts the next day. I will say it has not worked every time. There are times when I have taken two pills and have not been able to sleep at all. I just ended up being groggy the following day. 8-10 times though it works well and is the only reason while I may be able to get a night's rest.

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5.0

My favorite sleep aid.

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from USA

Comments about Advil PM:

Advil PM is the sleep aid I most often use. It kicks in quickly and when I wake up about eight hours later, I don't feel "hungover".

Effectiveness
I always fall asleep within thirty minutes to an hour. This is the most effective sleep aid out there in my opinion.

Side Effects
I have never had any negative side effects.

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

When nothing else works

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from USA

Comments about Advil PM:

Advil PM should be used sparingly to avoid side effects associated with the ibuprofen it contains. It's a hero those nights when you're plagued by a headache, backache, or cramps. It remedies your pain while lulling you to sleep. The wake up can be a little rough so be sure you take this medication earlier enough to allow for a good nights rest. I choose it over the many other pain relieving night time aids.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Pretty effective in helping you sleep.

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from USA

Comments about Advil PM:

Advil PM has helped me fall asleep when there were nights I had shift changes and had to fall asleep as soon as possible. It also provides a decent anti-inflammatory pain relief as well. I do not use it on a regular basis, but I have it on hand for those types of days I mentioned.

Effectiveness
I fall asleep rather easily. I usually fall asleep within 30 minutes of taking Advil PM.

Ease of Use
It is very easy to use. Just take it with water.

Immediacy
It takes about a half hour. Sometimes it takes less time.

Side Effects
I have not experienced any negative side effects, but do not operate machinery or drive after taking Advil PM.

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5.0

great for restless nights and pain

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from USA

Comments about Advil PM:

I always keep this on hand for nights where I can't sleep due to a headache, bodyaches, etc. It puts me into a really deep sleep, and I don't feel too groggy in the morning, which is not true of all sleeping pills. I also trust the advil brand to give me relief from aches and pains, and I think it gives you stronger medicine than some of the competitors out there.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Advil PM didn't leave me groggy in the morning

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from Jacksonville, NC

Comments about Advil PM:

If you've ever had strep throat, you know that it is virtually impossible to sleep at night when you have it. Whenever I laid down, my throat seemed to dry out and hurt worse than it did all day long. Desperate for a bit of sleep, I took Advil PM. While not as effective as soon of the other pain/sleeping medicine I've taken in the past, it did have some benefifts that those others didn't.

Effectiveness
My main complain with Advil PM is it didn't 'knock me out' like some of the other pain/sleeping medicines I've tried in the past. Advil PM delivered a very gradual, subtle sleepiness that was almost difficult to recognize. I never felt really TIRED with it. I just finally decided that 'this' was as tired as I was going to get, so I went to sleep. I do think that I slept more soundly than I would have without it.

Ease of Use
Advil PM is very easy to use. Just take two pills before bedtime.

Immediacy
As I said, there really was no immediate sense of needing to go to sleep. The Advil did seem to take the edge of my strep throat pain, but I don't think the sleeping medicine was all that effective.

Side Effects
What I really liked about Advil PM is that I didn't feel groggy in the morning. I woke up with ease, didn't feel sleepy the rest of the day, and honestly felt like I hadn't taken anything the night before. This is a big plus for me, as life must go on during the daytime!

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5.0

Awesome stuff!

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from Grand Prairie, TX

Comments about Advil PM:

I have problems sleeping, I used to use an expensive prescription pill, but it was not working very well for me. One day, when I was having back problems and just could not fall asleep, I took these pills and it not only helped alleviate my pain, but it also helped me fall asleep, literally within minutes I was knocked out! I would most defintiely recommend this product for someone looking for a sleepaid over the counter, because it works very well for that indeed, and this is coming from someome who has tried prescription medication for insomnia. I have used better pain medication, but I think the fact that this is just a great sleepaid and over the counter, makes it a keeper in and of itself. Highly recommended product, enjoy!

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