I guess this isn't about an alternate but figured someone might know. I don't take medicine of any kind unless I just have to. I took some Nyquil and Ibuprofen not to long ago and had the best nights sleep I've had in a long time. i know this because I have done it a couple times since. It keeps the old age pain down and keeps you asleep. Just how bad on the body is this. I know Nyquil has acetaminophen in it and I'm mixing the two. I take one ibuprofen 325 and a cap full of Vick's couple times a week. Just to catch up on sleep and being tired of the 12-14 hour days. I know they have sleep drugs but they scare me And this happened by accident and I lived....so far..