Daytime sleepiness and antihistamines.


A daytime nap procedure was used to evaluate the daytime sleepiness associated with antihistamines, as well as to assess their hypnotic potential. Healthy, normal subjects received diphenhydramine (150 mg), terfenadine (120 mg), and placebo and went to bed at 900, 1100, 2000, and 2200 h with the instruction to try to fall asleep. The remained in bed for 60… (More)