For years now I've been taking from at least three to five Benadryl at night to sleep. Whenever I ran out, I wouldn't sleep until I got more. When I took it, I could sleep for up to a day and STILL be tired and unmotivated to do anything the next day. I knew it was bad for me, that long-term use could probably cause serious side-effects, but at the time I didn't care because I needed to sleep and I couldn't do it without Benadryl or some other form of sleeping pill. Lately though I've decided that I don't want to be dependant on it anymore and I'm trying to stop taking it. I've had several successful days now, but I keep getting urges to take it and just pass out. Sometimes I would even take it when I was angry or bored, and when I've been frustrated over the past few days, I just keep thinking, "I'll just take some Benadryl and go to sleep." It's getting harder to quit, and I just wanted to come on and get some support.