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User Reviews for Melatonin

Also known as: Bio-Melatonin, Health Aid Melatonin, Melatonin Time Release, SGard, VesPro Melatonin

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For Insomnia: "When I take sleeping pills I always wake up groggy and feel like I never got any real sleep. These make me go to sleep, quickly and I feel like I have had the best sleep ever. I didn't think this would work, my sister offered it to me and after an hour I was out cold, the thing is though that the sleep is so good you never want to wake up and get your day going lol. I take 5mg very seldom when I really need to get a good nights rest or when I have a day off and I feel physically tired but mentally awake to keep from working myself to hard and giving myself and my body much needed beauty rest. Definitely works for me, maybe not for everybody and I wouldn't suggest chronic use, but great for some sleepless nights."

   
9.0

Bexx (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 26, 2015

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For Insomnia: "I always sleep after 2.30am. It wasn't really a problem since I'm a freelancer and I could work anytime I want. But sometimes I need to wake up early in the morning I've always use Alprazolam to help me get to sleep early. I don't like the feeling of taking it, it makes me sleep so fast and it doesn't feel natural. I then read about this Melatonin and bought the 3mg, I didn't take one whole pill, I divided into 2 part. So I just took 1.5mg.. And you know what it works wonder for me! I feel sleepy after taking it and the sleepy feeling was so natural and I also woke with no drowsiness.. If you had sleeping problem try this one first.. Make sure you take the lowest dosage before you raise it..."

   
10

Alessia August 25, 2015

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For Insomnia: "Being 24 years old, I have horrible sleep habits. There are days I have to wake up early for school or work, and other days I sleep in, so the time that I go to sleep every night varies. Also, when I have something happening in the morning (work, school, etc...), my mind is constantly racing while I am trying to sleep. Now, before I go to sleep every night I take melatonin (The Natrol brand), and it definitely relaxes me so I can comfortably fall asleep. Other sleeping pills I have previously used would make me wake up feeling groggy, still very tired, and with a migraine. Unlike other sleeping pills, I wake up feeling refreshed after taking melatonin. I would highly recommend."

   
9.0

RachSteph (taken for 10 years or more) August 23, 2015

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For Insomnia: "I am a 97 year old man who loves to drink coffee and tea mixed together, its the only way I can swallow my viagra. Sometimes I can't sleep after doing the posturepedic polka. Melatonin is a blessing to me as I now get enough sleep."

   
8.0

Pastor Donavon Q. Moondoggy August 18, 2015

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For Insomnia: "I took a low dose of melatonin 0.5mg,1hr BS it Made me tired and i could fall asleep faster & Deeper. during the day i felt better than usual."

   
10

dor12342e August 12, 2015

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For Insomnia: "Took it three different times and each time I woke many times through out the night. Felt very light headed the next day and a bit more agitated...no thanks"

   
2.0

Linckster August 7, 2015

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For Insomnia: "I was 16 when I started taking them and at first they were great and I normally went to sleep about an hour after taking them but after a year I'm back to normal and sleep comes around 5.30"

   
3.0

Danny f (taken for 1 to 2 years) August 4, 2015

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For Insomnia: "My doctor recommended 5 mg to help with some insomnia. I couldn't stay asleep. It had the opposite effect of what it should have done. Awoke feeling dizzy, nauseous and also had a headache for most of the next day. I couldn't go to work the next day from feeling so sick. Definitely not for me."

   
1.0

lydiatoo August 3, 2015

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For Insomnia: "I have had lifelong issues with insomnia. My doctor recommended Melatonin 1-3 mg, because apparently less in this case is better. I have used sleep meds for a long time, but they don't always work great. I added this and I started being able to feel tired enough to go to sleep before my sleeping pills kicked in, which has allowed me better sleep. It is hard sometimes to lay down when you don't even feel tired, but this fixed all that."

   
9.0

J.Rod (taken for 2 to 5 years) July 30, 2015

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For Insomnia: "I've been taking this for approx. 2-3 months. It worked wonders! I can fall asleep any time i want which is great since I work a full-time night job and 5 hours before hand at another job. So falling asleep right away is key for me. But lately I've been feeling dizzy and nausea and a dull headache which can sometimes turn into a migraine. And after reading these side-effects I'm wondering if it's the pills. I'm gonna try to stop using them to see if that makes a difference. Here's to hoping it works..but it'll suck as they have been very helpful."

   
8.0

twojobs-one overnights (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 11, 2015

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For Insomnia: "I had horrendous insomnia due to a medication. I would get 2 hrs. sleep and then be wide eyed and wide awake. Never even yawned or wanted to sleep. The medication that did this is Guanfacine, an older blood pressure medication. I am on 7 different meds to attempt to get my B/P down near the normal range. This medication works for me but to the detriment of my sleep. I tried everything from over the counter sleep meds to ambient. The last two worked but I didn't want to become dependent on them. I finally tried Melatonin. Even though the research shows that there is no significant difference in placebo and melatonin, I found it to work. It takes a large amt. (12g) and about a week or two, then it begins to work. YES!"

   
10

Sheryl Davie (taken for less than 1 month) June 30, 2015

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For Insomnia: "This will put me to sleep like a baby unlike any other drug. I think people underestimate how well Melatonin works. In combination with the other meds i take (Fluvoxamine, Mirtazipine, Vistaril) i can fall asleep in under 30 minutes. Its also very easy to discontinue if needed"

   
10

DylPill90 June 11, 2015

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For Insomnia: "I have tried every prescription for sleeping. i get roughly 3 hours at a time only to wake up groggy the next day. When I was told about Melatonin I didn't think it would be worth trying. Well, I was wrong. It was great and still is. I use it in conjunction with Valerian root from time to time and can't believe how well I sleep."

   
9.0

meformeuforu (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 11, 2015

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For Insomnia: "Wow...I just started taking 10 mg. (time release) melatonin after not having any luck with several prescription drugs. I would have to resort to taking diazepam to fall asleep, and then I'd wake up with diazepam grogginess. I have been taking the melatonin for a week now. I take it and then read for about 30-40 minutes. I fall asleep and don't wake up all night (which I haven't done since I was a child). Also, I wake up feeling refreshed and ready to take on my day...no grogginess. A friend who is a nurse told me about this. I highly recommend it. I am using Natrol brand that I bought at Walmart. Give it a try!! ~~ Shannon"

   
10

Really Works! (taken for less than 1 month) May 30, 2015

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For Insomnia: "Am 90 year old male with enlarged prostate using 5 mg Zolpidem tartrate per night along with 1/2 PM pill..Getting up about twice per night for urination but never getting more than 5-6 hours of sleep per night.Tried 10 mg Melatonin with no other sleep aid and did find it put me to sleep easily but had to get up to pee 4 times... between 9PM and 4 AM... Doctors these days are trying to minimize use of Zolpidem( generic Ambien) and replaced the initial prescription from 10 MG Zolpidem, which worked very very well for me, with 5 MG, which is noticerably less effective.. so, tried Melatonin..This is third night with only Melatonin and between 9PM and 2AM, I was awakened for 3 pee trips..Will go back to Zolpidem and PM pill combination."

   
7.0

Oneoldman (taken for less than 1 month) April 8, 2015

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For Insomnia: "Changing from day shift to night shift is extremely difficult. Melatonin worked great and I woke up refreshed. Worked on first day!!"

   
10

Night shifter March 20, 2015

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For Insomnia: "Had all of the side effects you listed."

   
3.0

foxt gr gr (taken for 6 months to 1 year) March 17, 2015

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For Insomnia: "I bought melatonin 5mg. The first time I ever took it I didn't notice any difference. I still couldn't sleep and still woke up during the day. 6 months later, I decided to give it another try. I took one 5mg and it did nothing, so I decided to up my dose. The next night I took 10 mg about 30 to 40 minutes before sleeping. I kid you not I fell asleep so fast I didn't know what hit me. I slept without waking up for a complete 8 hours and didn't feel tired when I woke up. This has seriously helped me a lot. It had been years due to insomnia and scoliosis since I've had day much less months of good sleep. I highly recommend it. Play around with doses. Add 1/2 the dose or a whole pill of the dose you are already taking if it isn't working for you."

   
9.0

Dina S P (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 7, 2015

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For Insomnia: "I'm 49, menopausal and I am detoxing methadone (for cancer pain) and every night I find myself wide awake, body and mind despite Rx sleeping pills. I was taking 2- 3mg tabs of melatonin with fairly good results. I have since learned that that is considered a high dose. However I picked up a new bottle and inadvertently got 5mg tabs so for 4 nights I was taking 10mg and it had an opposite effect. I was anxious, my heart was racing, I became quite depressed through the day, and of course I was wide awake. So if you are having any of those problems with melatonin then maybe try a lower dose. I have since learned that a body normally makes .3mg/day so much lower doses make sense. Sweet dreams..."

   
9.0

smad (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 18, 2015

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For Insomnia: "My psychiatrist recommended that I try 5mg of melatonin instead of other OTC sleep aids. I have anxiety disorder and have trouble not worrying about intruders at night. I took this 30 minutes before bed time and I felt extremely tired within an hour. That was nice. I woke up an hour later from I'm not sure what. Easy to go back to sleep. Then a total of 3 hours later, I woke up gasping for air. From a nightmare a presume, although I couldn't remember the nightmare. I then woke up around 5am from my neighbors in my apartment building. I felt alert but made it back to sleep. I then was not able to wake up the rest of the morning. I couldn't get up to go to work and I still feel tired at noon the next day. Wondering how to move forward."

   
6.0

afarr February 10, 2015

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For Insomnia: "For Insomnia; I tried a 10mg and I was knocked out cold sleeping for my 8 hours right through the night worked amazing, so happy to find this instead of my dr having me taking 2mg lorazepam to sleep. Now I can stop the prescription and stick to a healthier way of sleeping. I find this works great highly recommended for sure."

   
10

RiverTat2u February 10, 2015

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For Insomnia: "I have had sleep problems for twenty years now due to pressure of work & probably a predispostion to insomnia. Have used various sleep aids benzodiazepines, diphenhydramine, etc. I am affected by both difficulty going to sleep & staying asleep. Recent reports concerning sleep aids & Alzheimers put me off using. Melatonin not implicated as far as I know so I have turned back to that!! Dosage 6mg slow release one hour before bedtime. As on previous occasions it is mild with no noticeable side effects. Worth a try!"

   
8.0

Redroy (taken for less than 1 month) February 8, 2015

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For Insomnia: "I have been on prescription Ambien for over a year now. Last month, I decided to take a more natural approach to sleep. It was nerve wrecking at first, and I had terrible insomnia. Then I started taking melatonin. The first night I got a full 8 hours. As long as I keep a sleep schedule, this stuff is amazing. Note: take half your dose in the afternoon and half an hour before bed. Sleep at the same time each night."

   
9.0

Eco January 18, 2015

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For Insomnia: "I'm a 51yo woman who has had problems sleeping (falling asleep and staying asleep) for about 5 years. I've been taking 5mg melatonin at night for about a month. My sleep is no better. What I did notice is that I'm more tired during the day now. "

   
1.0

PBear January 17, 2015

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For Insomnia: "Had 8 all night insomnia incidents in last month. Never had insomnia before. Have tried hypnosis tapes, alchohol and melatonin to sleep. Took 3mg melatonin with chamomile capsule at 3AM. Sleep snuck up on me without warning and I slept until 10AM. Next night, same thing, took another 3mg melatonin at 4AM - no effect. Felt flat day after taking it, dopey after no effect."

   
2.0

NJRetiree (taken for less than 1 month) October 8, 2014

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