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Can’t sleep? Try Nytol, the UK’s favourite sleep aid brand1

Ever find yourself lying in bed at night dejected, angry and saddened because no matter what you try, you simply can’t sleep? It’s a horrible feeling to be tired yet incapable of getting your head down at night. It’s believed that at some point in their lives, 1 in 3 people will struggle to get a good night’s sleep2… but it doesn’t have to be that way. Here at Nytol, we’re combating sleeplessness one evening at a time.

1. To verify contact: verify@perrigo.com. Based on IRI sales data.

How Nytol is used to help you sleep

We believe in getting your fair share of good sleep. This is why we’ve manufactured a range of clinically proven sleep aids to help you drift off. We also offer a variety of traditional herbal remedies for those looking for options with natural active ingredients. Not only this, but we can also help you enjoy a quieter night with our anti-snore throat spray.

Sounds great, right? But how can Nytol be used to help you get a good night’s sleep?

We’re glad you asked! We have a variety of products which can be used to help you get a good night’s sleep.

Nytol Herbal Simply Sleep One-A-Night tablets and Nytol Herbal Tablets contain Valerian root extract. Traditional herbal medicinal products for use in the temporary relief of sleep disturbances exclusively based upon long-standing use as traditional remedies.

Nytol Herbal Simply Sleep & Calm Elixir contains Valerian root extract. A traditional herbal medicinal product for use in temporary relief of symptoms of mild anxiety and to aid sleep, exclusively based upon long-standing use as a traditional remedy.

 

Nytol One-A-Night Tablets, Original Tablets & Liquid Caramel Flavour

These products all contain an antihistamine called diphenhydramine. This ingredient helps to alleviate temporary sleeplessness by helping cutting down on the time it takes to fall asleep. Not only this but it can help improve the depth and quality of sleep you get at night.

These products are clinically proven to help you get a good night’s sleep and so can help you feel refreshed when you wake up in the morning.

 

Herbal Tablets & Elixir

The Nytol traditional herbal range incorporates Valerian root extract, a natural ingredient which has been used for decades to induce sleep. Our herbal range comes in either liquid elixir or tablet form.

 

Nytol Anti-Snoring Throat Spray

Is a loved one’s incessant snoring keeping you up at night? Is your own snoring causing a problem?

You’re not alone.

Around 30 million people in the UK are affected by snoring3 and are in need of a quieter night. Our anti-snoring throat spray works by reducing the vibration in throat tissues and keeping key areas of the throat lubricated throughout the night.

92% reported a reduction in snoring using Nytol Anti-Snoring Spray4.

How to get better sleep

Getting your head down for a significant length of time shouldn’t just be about taking some Nytol and calling it a night. You need to look closer at your sleeping environment and maybe even your lifestyle too.

Often, our everyday lives put roadblocks in the way of our rest, and these can quickly become contributing factors towards sleeplessness. Before you snuggle up with some Liquid Caramel, let’s look to see what you can do to help improve your bedtime routine, night time surroundings and behaviours which could cause potential issues.

 

Do you need to reset your body clock?

We all have a body clock, also known as a circadian rhythm, which dictates and regulates how tired or awake we feel each day5. This natural and complex internal system is driven by the part of our brain that responds to light, which goes a long way to explain why we feel more awake during the day and tired at night6.

The body clock gives you peaks and troughs of wakefulness and tiredness throughout the day but varies greatly from person to person6. This is why some people can be considered a ‘morning person’ while others are more productive and alert towards the latter hours of the day.

Following the lead of when your circadian rhythm prompts you to sleep and wake will usually keep your body clock balanced and in-check. Though changes in lifestyle, routine or external factors like stress can disrupt your circadian rhythm and have you feeling permanently tired. Not too dissimilar to feelings of jet lag.

If this is the case, you might need to press the reset button on your body clock. Following the below steps can help you sleep better.

 

Go to bed at the same time every day

Even if you struggle to fall asleep, it’s important to keep a stable and regular bedtime routine. Go to bed at the same time and after a while you’ll fall into a regular circadian rhythm. If you find yourself going to bed at a reasonable time but remain awake despite your best efforts to rest, this is a good time to consider the use of a Nytol product. If you’re unsure, seek the help of your pharmacist or doctor to help advise you on the best option for you.

Our products are used to help relieve temporary sleep deprivation to enable you to press the reset button on your circadian rhythm.

 

Wind down for a few hours before bed

We all need a little wind down time before bed. If you struggle with sleeplessness, consider beginning your wind down a few hours before bedtime.

Your wind down time can involve anything from meditation to reading a book, or even listening to music (think relaxing tunes, loud and upbeat music won’t help you here).

 

Avoid screen time

We live in a wonderfully connected world, but this comes with a downside. Our addictions to our screens are damaging our sleep. Smartphones are notorious for emitting a type of light that keeps us alert and awake7 – not ideal if you’re trying to get your head down.

Set your alarm, put your phone on its ‘do not disturb’ setting and give yourself at least 20 minutes of screen-free time before bed.

 

Cut out alcohol

Yes, drinking alcohol can have the effect of putting you to sleep easier than usual. Having said this, the type of sleep you get when you drink is unfulfilled. You miss vital sleep stages and don’t get the rest your body deserves .

When you’re trying to sleep better, it’s important to cut down on alcohol until you’re in a set routine which helps you wake up feeling refreshed in the morning.

 

Don’t binge on sleep

Sleep is like most things in life, too much of a good thing can be bad for you.

When you have a busy life and feel like you’re lacking sleep, the temptation to have a lengthy lie-in is very real. This can present issues and it’s not a healthy way to catch up on your sleep debt. Your body clock works best with consistency – try keeping to regular wake-up times, even when you get the chance to sleep in.

Remember, waking up and getting out of bed are two different things. You can still enjoy a free morning in bed without spending it sleeping.

 

Try not to eat or exercise too late

Exercise wakes your body up, try to schedule your workouts around your sleep schedule. The same also goes for eating too close to bedtime9. If your last meal or snack isn’t fully digested by the time you try to get your head down, it can lead to digestive issues like heartburn which can make sleep difficult to achieve8.

Hint: Exercise is a great way to wake your body and mind in the morning, preparing you for the day ahead. Shifting any daily exercises to the morning could be hugely beneficial to how you feel each day.

 

Are you suffering from a sleep condition?

If you’ve tried the above and not making any progress with your sleep routine, you may be suffering from a chronic sleep condition like insomnia or sleep apnoea. Consider consulting your doctor or pharmacist to get their opinion on your symptoms. Nytol’s products are only intended to be used to treat temporary sleep disturbances. If you want a more permanent way forward, we recommend consulting your GP.

 

Get some rest with Nytol

If your circadian rhythm needs a little push, browse our range of products to find the best option for you.

Good Nytol!

 

References

  1. To verify contact: verify@perrigo.com. Based on IRI sales data.
  2. Insomnia – NHS
  3. Press & media information – British Snoring & sleep Apnoea Association
  4. Based on 164 partners of snorers (ore respondents). Synovate 2010 study
  5. Circadian rhythm and your body clock – Sleep.org
  6. Sleep drive and your body clock – Sleep Foundation
  7. Light, sleep, and circadian rhythms: Together again – Derk-Jan Dijk, Simon N. Archer
  8. Sleep hygiene – Sleep Foundation
  9. Sleep hygiene: An information guide – NHS

Nytol Liquid caramel flavour oral solution contains diphenhydramine. An aid to the relief of temporary sleep disturbance. *New to Nytol.

Nytol One-A-Night and Nytol Original 25mg Tablets contain diphenhydramine. Aids to the relief of temporary sleep disturbances.

Nytol Herbal Simply Sleep One-A-Night tablets and Nytol Herbal Tablets contain Valerian root extract. Traditional herbal medicinal products for use in the temporary relief of sleep disturbances exclusively based upon long-standing use as traditional remedies.

Nytol Herbal Simply Sleep & Calm Elixir contains Valerian root extract. A traditional herbal medicinal product for use in temporary relief of symptoms of mild anxiety and to aid sleep, exclusively based upon long-standing use as a traditional remedy.

Nytol Anti-Snoring Throat Spray is a non-medicine. Always read the leaflet.