I have some mild symptoms and still want to work if possible, so medicine that would help me keep awake or at least not make me sleepy would be ideal. I’m considering Dayquil. Does Dayquil keep you awake, or does it make you drowsy?
Does Dayquil Keep You Awake?
It’s neutral – it won’t wake you up, and it won’t make you sleepy.
The thing in flu medicines that makes us sleepy or drowsy is the antihistamine, and DayQuil doesn’t contain that since it’s specifically made for the day. It is NyQuil that contains antihistamines.
So, you can take DayQuil in the day or even before going to bed, and it won’t have any effects on your sleep nor alertness.