Why is simply sleep off the market?

If you are like many Americans, you may have noticed that Simply Sleep is no longer available for purchase. This over-the-counter sleep aid was a favorite for those who were looking for a non-addictive way to get some much-needed shut-eye. But why is it off the market? In this article, we will explore the possible reasons behind its disappearance.

What Was Simply Sleep?

Before delving into why it’s off the market, let’s first discuss what exactly Simply Sleep was. It was an over-the-counter medication used to treat temporary insomnia or difficulties sleeping. The active ingredient in this product was diphenhydramine HCl (or better known as Benadryl). So essentially, taking two of these pills before bedtime would knock you out and help you get a good night’s rest.

Possible Reasons for Its Disappearance

FDA Warning

One theory as to why Simply Sleep is off the market stems from a warning issued by the U.S Food and Drug Administration in 2011 concerning certain types of prescription sleep aids that contained zolpidem (such as Ambien). These medications were linked with issues such as drowsy driving and impaired motor skills leading companies like Johnson & Johnson , which manufactured Simply Sleep decided to halt production of non-prescription alternatives containing diphenhydramine HCl (I mean seriously can’t they read labels).

Low Demand

Another reason could be due simply to lack of demand combined with increased competition (which means people liked other products more). While there certainly are individuals who swear by using diphenhydramine HCl-based products for occasional insomnia relief, sales may not have met expectations which led J&J decision makers choosing redesigning labeling versus pulling all products entirely down (marketing strategy talk)

“Less Harmful” Alternatives Available On The Market

Given how serious Americans take their health these days, it is possibly sold out due to lack of confidence from the consumers. Simply Sleep was considered to be a safe and non-addictive option for those who needed help sleeping (don’t we all). But with many people opting for natural, organic or homeopathic remedies available which in turn has lead to some companies experiencing a boom (shout outs to essential oils)Tut tut J&J are now obsolete on/of this market..

The Rise of Natural Sleep Aids

Valerian Root Extract

One alternative that has gained popularity over the years is valerian root extract. Studies show its effectiveness without including addictive add-ons or harmful sedatives (you hearing that J & J?). It can also aid other conditions like anxiety and ADHD.

Chamomile Tea:

Also preferred as herbal teas become more popular than ever before; chamomile tea being one such natural remedy believed to have calming effects leading into better sleep patterns (I prefer my drinking chocolate any day though)

Magnesium Supplements:

Maybe tied up with bodybuilders but recent studies have shown magnesium supplements improve sleep qualiy alongside correction portion use of vitamins(The word ‘correct’ should always stick minds towards our moms nagging about correct food proportions even nowbless her heart). Plus it dramatically improves training performance and lowers cortisol for fat loss bonus points.


Ultimately, there could be various explanations for why Simply Sleep disappeared from stores across the country(Not blaming consumerism here but…) Regardless,J&J had very different goals aligned leading them not seeing eye-to-eye on this project thus forced discontinuing OTC medication products containing diphenhydramine HCl(which were probably affecting investors negatively anyway) Through our insight we saw how natural alternatives rose at alarming rates causing many large pharmaceutical company’s stock prices plummeting – perhaps too significant an issue whatsoever building competition further deterring other companies. As consumers become more health-conscious and environmentally savvy, there’s no harm in exploring other safe and natural remedies for occasional insomnia. Who knows, you might just find something that works better than Simply Sleep ever did!

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