Insomnia meds and blood pressure

Q: Can you recommend a sleeping product that won’t interact with my blood presure medicine and cause my BP to go up? My doctor said to take Benadryl but it made my BP go up 6 points and didn’t do my prostate any good.

A: Good sleep hygiene is the best way to get a good night’s rest without medication. For tips,click here. Prescription sleeping pills are available that don’t cause an elevation of blood pressure. Discuss this further with your doctor.

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