Also known as: Bio-Melatonin, Health Aid Melatonin, Melatonin Time Release, SGard, VesPro Melatonin
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melatonin for Insomnia: I have a high metaboliam. Nights are a challenge for sleep for me. I have found that a 5mg melatonin helps me to sleep within an hour. Benadryl or products added to sleep aides work backwards, by keeping me awake.
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melatonin for Insomnia: I normally take Valarian Root to sleep. I ran out and I have heard a lot about Melitonin OTC. Not for me. I took it about 2 1/2 hours ago and still wide awake. I am glad it works for all of the ones I have read the review on but I almost feel like it is a caffiene high. I don't drink caffiene. I will go back to my Valarian Root tomorrow so I can sleep.
melatonin for Insomnia: I've tried numerous prescription sleep aids. I'm on 50 mg of Adderall throughout the day so I definitely have trouble winding down at night. Ambien and similar prescription medicines only made the insomnia problem worse, buy adding hallucinations to the mix. A friend recommended I try Melatonin. It's fairly inexpensive, and if I take 3 about 30 minutes before bed I have a full nights sleep and feel rested in the morning. No weird side effects, like I experienced with the prescriptions I've tried. Works much better than Unisom or Tylenol PM. I suggest it to everyone I know having sleeping issues.
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melatonin for Insomnia: Didnt work for me, within an hour of taking it I had hives, also seemed to irritate my bladder so I was up peeing every half hour until 3 am! I do suffer from urticaria so its probably more about me than the product. Disappointed as I was hoping it would help me sleep. But itching and peeing does not make a restful night! I stopped taking it after nights.
melatonin for Insomnia: I used 3mg melatonin in the past with a good result. Recently I saw 5 and 10mg pills at the pharmacy and tried the 5mg. This time I experienced great difficulty breathing. Very glad I didn't buy the 10mg. I seem to always be the exception to the rule and melatonin probably works great for anybody else. Just start with a low dose for sure.
melatonin for Insomnia: I have tried 3, 5 and 10 mg of Melatonin for the past few weeks with zero relief from insomnia. I cannot even tell I've taken anything! Whilst I am pleased it helps so many I really wish it would help me, too. Guess I will continue taking Zopiclone!
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melatonin for Insomnia: I've tried many different cures for insomnia, including OTC, homeopathic and prescription drugs. Of them all, melatonin has the least bad side effects and most natural feeling sleep and rest. It's like being a teenager again...remember how easy it was to fall asleep at any time during the day back when you were 15? Its just like that and sometimes I dream too, though these dreams can often be vivid and disturbing. I take time release pills, one 3mg pill per night is sufficient for a full, undisturbed 8 hours of sound sleep.
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melatonin for Insomnia: My 7yr old granddaughter has been told to take this by her doctor for sleep, otherwise she is up all night due to hyperactivity. I highly recommend this herb to anyone in need. She takes 5 mg a night for almost 4 yrs now. Ask your child's doctor first PLEASE!
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I've been taking it for a few months now, and love it. I've never had sleep problems before, though I always remember being tired around midday, especially since I began working in an office. After taking melatonin regularly, I don't notice it at all. One thing to note, I've always had memorable dreams, and since I started taking melatonin, I have long, interesting, vivid dreams almost every night.
melatonin for Insomnia: I have high functioning autism and have had trouble sleeping all my life. I have been taking prescription sleep aids since I was six. I take Lunesta and while it gets me asleep I wake up 4-5 times a night when I take 2 x 3mg extended release pills. I sleep at least 6-7 hours. I do dream a lot more but before I was having dreams maybe once a month now I have them every night which helps me feel more relaxed and less anxious.
melatonin for Insomnia: My son is 5 years old, he is autistic his doctor said to try melatonin. I give him 3mg at night 30 minutes later he is sound asleep. It has been great. No more fighting him to lay down. I was scared to use it, but now i know it works. He hasn't slept good since he was born. Before melatonin I felt like I still had a newborn, waking up and not sleeping. I highly recommend this for autistic children, of course check with their doctor first.
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melatonin for Insomnia: I've used this for 10 years. I alternate between regular and extended release form. The extended release form seems to give me morning grogginess no matter how long I take it, but extended release has some benefits if you are not sleeping through the night. I was diagnosed with parainsomnia when I was 10 years old, and struggled with it for 20 years, after taking several different prescription medicines that didn't work or side effects were so awful, I started taking this. It has changed my life because now I feel like I have a life. I wake up refreshed with energy to make it through the day. I take only 3mg a night and started taking 3mg during the day to help with my Fibromyalgia.
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melatonin for Insomnia: 32 years old. Have been taking melatonin about 4 years now. It works great. I started off at 3 mg, and now take 9mg a few times a month to help with sleep issues. I haven't noticed weird dreams. What I like is that I fall asleep,and if I had to get up for an emergency(3 young children), that there is no grogginess or medicine head feeling.
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melatonin for Insomnia: After a few years of Cymbalta I noticed that I never felt good anymore--particularly that I never woke up feeling refreshed. I also noticed I rarely remembered dreaming, which was not the case before Cymbalta. I took 3mg melatonin and the difference the first night was astonishing. I dreamed and awoke feeling good. Mild, brief grogginess went away after a few nights. The effects did seem to become less noticeable after taking for a week or so, but I still find it very beneficial. Falling asleep is not my problem; it's un-restful sleep due to effects of Cymbalta, and the melatonin really helps.
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melatonin for Insomnia: I have been taking melatonin every night for about 3 years and it works good for me! I have never had my sleep problem "diagnosed"....but I can tell you that if I don't take something to MAKE me fall asleep I can easily stay awake for at least 36 hours and then in order to fall asleep I still have to take something! I have tried Tylenol PM and sometimes use pain pills and muscle relaxers (ruptured disc in my neck) and I still need melatonin with any of them!
I have noticed that I seem to need more than I started out taking.
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