Also known as: Bio-Melatonin, Health Aid Melatonin, Melatonin Time Release, SGard, VesPro Melatonin
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Reviews for Melatonin to treat Insomnia
Review by slumber 52 (taken for less than 1 month):
melatonin: I am 52 year old female. My ability to get a full nights sleep has steadily declined since a hysterectomy 10 years ago. I am lucky to get 4 hours sleep a night. Occasionally, none. I tried everything, including prescription sleeping pills but quit them after 4 nights of use. Took two 3 mg tablets of natures bounty melatonin and was off to sleep in less than an hour. Slept well only woke couple of times during night but quickly fell back to sleep. Feel refreshed in the morning.
melatonin: It works well, although I feel depressed and super drowsy when I take too much. And when I don't take the pill, I feel like I can't reach deep sleep even if I was tired. Don't listen to the people taking 3 mg and over. That is way too much. The body produces 0.8 mg of melatonin naturally for your sleeping purpose. I take 1 mg at the max approximately 1 hour and a half before going to bed and keep functioning until I start feeling tired. I stay away from a screen with blue light.
11 users found this comment helpful.
melatonin: Had sleep problems a long time, especially regulating sleep patterns. Took 5mg of Melatonin for the first time last night. Within 30mins felt drowsy, went to bed and fell asleep immediately, woke up this morning feeling refreshed. Would certainly recommend and use again.
melatonin: I have Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder. When it works, it works great. When it doesn't, it's difficult. I have noticed that if I do not fall asleep within 30 minutes of taking melatonin, I end up tossing and turning for most of the night. The worst part is I feel as though I have to constantly stretch my legs.
melatonin: I've been taking Melatonin for a few months now, for delayed sleep phase syndrome and it has helped with sleep dramatically about half of the time. The rest of the time, I still usually get to sleep at my "normal" time around 2:30-3:30am. The problem with this is it's unreliable. You never know when it'll work and when it won't. And there are times when it just doesn't. I will keep taking it though.
melatonin: 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.
24 users found this comment helpful.
melatonin: 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: 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.
25 users found this comment helpful.
melatonin: 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.
11 users found this comment helpful.
melatonin: 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.
18 users found this comment helpful.
melatonin: 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!
10 users found this comment helpful.
melatonin: 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.
16 users found this comment helpful.
melatonin: 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!
21 users found this comment helpful.
melatonin: 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.
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