ZzzQuil PURE Zzzs Melatonin FAQ
Q: What is PURE Zzzs? How is it different from ZzzQuil?
A: The sleep experts at Vicks ZzzQuil created PURE Zzzs to give you a drug free alternative to our bestselling ZzzQuil sleep aid. Our original ZzzQuil formula has the active ingredient Diphenhydramine HCL, an antihistamine, while our PURE Zzzs formula has the hormone melatonin. While both lines help you fall asleep, we’ve provided this drug free alternative to our proven sleep aids line so that you can choose the product that works best for you.
Q: What is melatonin?
A: Melatonin is a naturally occurring hormone secreted by your body’s pineal gland. At nighttime, your body begins to secrete melatonin to help make you sleepy. In the morning, your body lowers the amount of melatonin in your system to help you wake up. ZzzQuil™ PURE Zzzs™ not only has melatonin, but it also contains a unique drug-free blend of botanicals, like chamomile, lemon balm, valerian root and lavender.
Q: Will I have unpleasant dreams on melatonin?
A: Because melatonin may help you get to REM sleep more quickly and stay there longer, you may experience more vivid and memorable dreams. You should not experience frightening dreams. If you are experiencing unpleasant dreams, discontinue use and talk to your health care provider.
Q: How much PURE Zzzs should I be taking?
A: We recommend starting with a low dose until you know how your body reacts. PURE Zzzs products are made with an optimal amount of melatonin (1-2mg) per dose shown to help regulate your sleep cycle for no next day grogginess*.
Q: How much melatonin is in a dose of ZzzQuil PURE Zzzs?
A: There are 1-2mg of melatonin in each dose of ZzzQuil™ PURE Zzzs™.
Q: What are the side effects of melatonin?
A: Most side effects of melatonin use are mild and will go away on their own. They may include headaches, upset stomach, grogginess, sleeplessness, irritability and dizziness. The likelihood of these side effects increases with the dosage, which is why we recommend you take no more than 2mg of melatonin per night.
Q: Do I have to take PURE Zzzs every night?
A: PURE Zzzs is drug-free & non-habit-forming, and you can take it every night, but you don’t have to. Because it can be taken as needed, PURE Zzzs is a great choice for people who travel across time zones often or have occasional sleepless nights.
Q: Can I get addicted to ZzzQuil PURE Zzzs?
A: No. Unlike more powerful, prescription sleep aids, melatonin is a naturally occurring hormone that works with your body’s circadian rhythm. You cannot get addicted to melatonin gummies and will not suffer adverse effects when you discontinue use. You may take it as needed and stop when you feel it is no longer needed.
Q: Will ZzzQuil PURE Zzzs make me feel groggy in the morning?
A: Data shows that when you take the recommended dose of melatonin, next day grogginess is not expected. However there are many factors that could influence how rested you feel. This could include the number of hours you sleep. We recommend you take ZzzQuil PURE Zzzs when you can allow more than 6 hours of sleep, and that you practice excellent sleep hygiene habits.
Q: Is ZzzQuil PURE Zzzs safe for children?
A: This product is for ages 18 and up. However, we do have a melatonin product made for kids (ages 4+). Vicks PURE Zzzs Kidz melatonin gummies are a great choice for parents who have a child struggling to fall or stay asleep. They are a great natural-acting alternative to prescription sleep aids and have been specially crafted for children.
Q: Can I take ZzzQuil PURE Zzzs while pregnant or breast feeding?
A: Consult with a health care professional before taking ZzzQuil PURE Zzzs if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are nursing.