Sleepinal Review: How Effective Is This Product?

Posted on: April 13, 2011
Editor Review: 3 / 5.0 editor's review
Gina Stern
What You Should Know About This Product

Sleepinal is a non-prescription sleep aid manufactured by a company called Blairex based in Indiana. It contains a compound called Diphenhydramine HCI and claims to be clinically proven and non-habit forming.

Sleepinal is available for purchase from online retailers such as CVS, and a full list of retail outlets can be obtained by calling a toll-free number on the website. According to the CVS website, a package of Sleepinal with 32 capsules costs only $8.99, making it one of the more affordable sleep remedies on the market.

Ingredients Contained In The Product

Diphenhydramine HCI 50mg, FD&C Blue No.1, Gelatin, Lactose, Magnesium Stearate, and Talc.

Product Features


Sleepinal purports to improve sleep quality and allow the user to wake up feeling refreshed without the need for a prescription or the fear of forming an addition. The very limited Sleepinal website does not explain exactly what Diphenhydramine is, nor how it works to alleviate sleep problems. It merely lists the active ingredient, says it has been clinically proven to work safely and effectively. No further clinical evidence, testimonials, information, explanation, or details are given.

A short instructions and usage page on the Sleepinal website warns that children under 12 should not use the product, as well as anyone already taking diphenhydramine, even topically. It is advised that a doctor is consulted before taking Sleepinal if someone has breathing issues, glaucoma, or an enlarged prostrate gland. It is not to be used concurrently with alcohol or other sedatives or tranquilizers.


  • Available without a prescription
  • Available from reputable online vendors
  • Inexpensive
  • Company is named and full contact information is given


  • Lack of information
  • No clinical evidence
  • No customer testimonials
  • It is not clear how it works


While Sleepinal may be a very effective and wondrous alternative to prescription sleeping meds, it is not clear from the scraps of information provided on the very basic website. The main ingredient is not explained, so it is unclear how it works and why someone should use it instead of other non-prescription sleep aids on the market. In addition, without any evidence showing that it is works, or that it is actually as safe and effective as it claims, it is hard to be certain enough to purchase the product.

Good quality products will regulate and maintain sleep patterns and promote relaxation, allowing the user to fall asleep more easily. There should be no risk of side effects and the right ingredients will not leave the user feeling 'groggy' in the morning. Effective natural sleep aids will help you return to a normal sleep schedule and increase the quality of the sleep thereby dramatically improving overall health, mood, and well-being.

Below you'll find some of the most effective natural sleep aids on the market today.
The Best Sleep Aid Products
#2 Restaid
#3 Melatrol
#4 Sleeping Easy
Sleeping Easy
#5 Ambiatol
#6 Alteril
#7 Zentra
#8 Sleep Quick Strips
Sleep Quick Strips
#9 Sleep MD
Sleep MD
#10 Somesta

Tips To Help Relieve Insomnia Symptoms

  • Avoid stimulants such as nicotine, caffeine and alcohol, especially late at night
  • Participating in regular exercise will not only keep the body healthy but relieve sleep disorders, allowing you to enjoy restful night
  • Try to keep to a regular bedtime. Go to bed at the same time every night, even on the weekends, to regulate your sleep cycle
  • Avoid napping during the day if possible as it will only exacerbate insomnia symptoms
  • Learning relaxation techniques or meditation can help still the mind, allowing sleep to occur easily and quickly

**This is a subjective assessment based on the strength of the available information and our estimation of efficiency.