No rest for the wicked. You can sleep when you're dead. Sleep is for the weak.
We've all heard these phrases that glorify living in a constant state of exhaustion, like wearing dark circles under your eyes is a badge of honor. But truth be told, going without sleep is no joke. Maybe that's why there's an entire industry focused on helping you achieve your ideal amount of shuteye, in the form of over-the-counter (OTC) medications.
These types of drugs come in liquid, gel capsule, and tablet options, like ZzzQuil, Unisom, and Tylenol PM. They seem to work like magic, delivering fast, easy access to rest, in the short term.
But that convenience comes at a cost. We hate to break it to you, but overwhelmingly, the one thing all of these OTC options have in common is that doctors do not recommend them.