What you didn’t know: An­ti­his­tamines can aid sleep and re­lieve nau­sea.

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If you’re hav­ing trou­ble sleep­ing, the an­ti­his­tamines that help re­lieve the symp­toms of al­lergy can also have a mild seda­tive ef­fect, says phar­ma­cist James De­lahunty, owner of Chemist Aus­tralia. Al­lergy med­i­ca­tions con­tain­ing promet­hazine hy­drochlo­ride can be used as a tem­po­rary an­ti­dote to in­som­nia. Many an­ti­his­tamines have the same ac­tive in­gre­di­ents as travel sick­ness med­i­ca­tion and can also be used to treat nau­sea.

This is only a short-term fix, ex­plains De­lahunty. It doesn’t take long for tol­er­ance to kick in and this medicine will no longer help you sleep, so if in­som­nia is an on­go­ing prob­lem, see your GP.

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