Sleep is an important component of a healthy lifestyle because it allows the body to restore lost energy and helps with stress management. According to the Better Sleep Council, 32 percent of Americans have a restless sleep at least one night each week. Simply Sleep is a non-habit forming sleep aid manufactured by Tylenol. It is marketed to provide relief from occasional sleeplessness.
Diphenhydramine hydrochloride is the active ingredient in Simply Sleep. The drug is a white, odorless antihistamine powder that dissolves easily in water and alcohol. It is utilized for its sedative properties and generally lasts for a duration of four to six hours, being completely excreted from the body after 24 hours. There are 25 mg of diphenhydramine HCl in each Simply Sleep caplet.
There are a number of inactive ingredients in Simply Sleep that are also important. These include carnauba wax, cellulose, croscarmellose sodium, dibasic calcium phosphate, FD&C Blue #1, hypromellose, magnesium stearate, polyethylene glycol, polysorbate 80 and titanium dioxide. These ingredients are included in Simply Sleep to add integrity, color and cohesiveness to the tablet. The inactive ingredients also regulate the rate of drug dissolution in the body to ensure that the tablet is broken down and absorbed at the correct part of the intestinal system.
Each capsule of Simply Sleep contains 20 mg of calcium. The calcium content comes from the dibasic calcium phosphate mentioned in the inactive ingredients list. Calcium is an important part of a healthy diet and is beneficial to the maintenance of the body’s bones, heart and muscles.
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Amanda Davis began freelance writing in 2010 with work published on various websites. Davis is a nutritionist, personal trainer and fitness instructor. She has experience working with a variety of ages, fitness levels and medical conditions. She holds a dual Bachelor of Science in exercise science and nutrition from Appalachian State University and is working toward her master\’s degree in nutrition.