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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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Melatonin Rating Summary

7.5/10 Average Rating

88 Ratings with 88 User Reviews

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Reviews for Melatonin to treat Insomnia

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"Took it at 10:30pm it is noon the day after and I am so drugged up drowsy. Don't understand why it is still in my body."

   
10

It is bad (taken for less than 1 month) March 25, 2016

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"I have been on nearly every sleep drug on the market, and like the rest I don't find these work at all! My doctor has bumped me up to 5 5mg pills a night and nothing!!"

   
5.0

JaccHART (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 21, 2016

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"I have extreme insomnia my Dr has prescribed every Medication for Insomnia either I had bad reactions to it or didn't help at all so yesterday My Dr prescribed OTC Melatonin I took one pill 3 mg I had a very restful 5-6 hrs~I'm going to try 1/2 of a Pill to to get a full night sleep~I'll see how a 5 mg dose will work~but I was just happy that the 3mg gave me a restful few hrs. I'll report if the 1 1/2 Pills helps me stay asleep for 8 hrs. Right now I'm Thankful that I actually went to sleep and had a few good hrs of rest & sleep. No side effects !"

   
10

Sleepless in Va. (taken for less than 1 month) March 2, 2016

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"My dose is 2mg nightly 1 hour before sleep. It has been 3 weeks so far. I have suffered from parasomnia ever since I can remember. I also suffer anxiety at night because of it. I hallucinate and sleep walk. In the 3 weeks I have hallucinated maybe once or twice and only sleep walked once. Usually it would be every second night. I get to sleep so much quicker. My mind doesn't race and I am so much more relaxed. I sleep so much deeper. I am no longer afraid of sleeping!"

   
9.0

KSzekely March 1, 2016

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"Had trouble going to sleep primarily due to anxiety and irregular work schedule. Prescription medications made me hard to wake up and hungover the next day. Now I take 2.5. mg about an hour before bedtime and go right to sleep and awake refreshed. It also has helped with my ED."

   
8.0

Dr. DB (taken for 6 months to 1 year) February 28, 2016

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"So I've been ill for 16 yrs, autoimmune, so needless to say insomnia is part of the equation here, since I don't absorb anything properly I take is liquid or sublingual. I take 3mg sublingual dots they work like a charm, if it's a bad night I take 2. But that's just me. Also the blue light on your cell and Desktop computer lowers your Melatonin and causes you to lose sleep. Look for an app to filter that out that should help tremendously... sweet dreams"

   
10

Roserage February 19, 2016

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"I took this last night for the first time as I have had 2-3 months of bad sleep. Waking up and staying awake few hours after falling asleep. I took a 10mg, not really reading about it before. It was way too much for me, I slept, absolutely, but wanted to sleep whole day, now, 24 hours later I still feel very very sleepy! Will take it again but will break up the pills in quarters now if possible. I got the advice to take it with warm, sweetened milk an hour before bedtime."

   
9.0

EMki (taken for less than 1 month) February 11, 2016

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"I am a 18 year old girl,and since I was 13 I only take melatonin on nights when my sleeping schedule is messed up or I have anxiety about something and it really does help. Both my mom and brother take it every night - they both have insomnia and anxiety - and they depend on it. They can't sleep without it. I don't want that to happen to me so I only take it every so often when I am in need of it and it really does work."

   
8.0

Anonymous (taken for 6 months to 1 year) February 2, 2016

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"I've had problems falling asleep & staying asleep for years. I was on some prescribed meds for sleep but would wake up out of it in the morning. I take 3 mg, sometime half of a pill & rest all night. It helps me unwind & not lay in bed with my mind racing."

   
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haziniya (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 27, 2016

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"I suffered from moderate insomnia for the better part of a decade due to anxiety. I would always fall asleep but it could potentially take hours. It was not unheard of for me to lay down at 11 and get up at 2-3 to watch TV and clear my mind. Ever since I started on melatonin I SWEAR it has been my miracle pill. I still suffer from anxiety so the core of my insomnia is still there. I know that it will work differently for different people so I won't say that a person would be wrong for a lower rating but for me it works, it works, it works! It changed my life."

   
10

khenry100 (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 26, 2016

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"Here, Europe slashed maximum melatonin levels from 5mg per day to 1mg and it's really enough. I'm totally reborn"

   
10

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) January 12, 2016

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"I took the only melatonin in my house at the time which was 5mg. Since school had started I found it really hard to go to bed before 10 and I would just lay in bed waiting. I took this and it really helped me fall asleep but I've been REALLY sleepy ever since. I took it 2 nights ago and I'm still sleepy and its really annoying. I think 5 mg is way too much. I'll only ever take small doses"

   
5.0

Potatoappeal January 10, 2016

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"I take this every night (3mg) in the last few years. It doesn't actually make me sleepy or keep me asleep, but I found it made me relaxed and helped with my anxiety. I take other, stronger medication to actually fall asleep. Overall I think melatonin is worth my money just for the relaxing effect alone. I have never experienced any side effect."

   
7.0

y-thingy January 7, 2016

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"Melatonin has kept all of my Tardive syndrome symptoms at bay since the first time I took 3mg of Melatonin for sleep interruptions. I was nicely surprised when I awoke that first morning: my involuntary movements of my jaw, the earaches inside and outside my ears, and the shakiness of my hands (which resulted in very scrawly handwriting)....all had disappeared! The odd time I feel my jaw move just a little and then I take 1/2 tablet of Melatonin. It keeps that symtom and others at bay."

   
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Dlg8734 December 15, 2015

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"I am 43 years old and retired from the Army after 22 years of service. I've had major sleep issues the past couple of years due to my PTSD. I've tried so many different sleep aids and nothing ever worked! My Doctor suggested trying Melantonin 3mg and I was very skeptical! I have been amazed how great I have been sleeping and I feel so refreshed in the mornings!!"

   
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Army Vet December 5, 2015

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"Just took my melatonin. Currently can't stop yawning while scrolling through reading about all the awesome sleeps you guys had.. <yawns> still can't sleep tho.. "

   
6.0

Sleepybuticantsleep November 11, 2015

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"I have Insomnia caused by Ankylosing Spondylitis and this medication actually works. It wakes me more tired than in pain and I fall right asleep."

   
8.0

Jared123456 (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 5, 2015

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"Melatonin, once exposed to humidity, is degraded by half. The reason for the mixed responses is never observed nor included in the data. Melatonin is thankfully available in the U.S. Add a silica packet to your bottle"

   
9.0

radio man October 25, 2015

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"I am 48 years old and Loved this! I was having trouble falling asleep and staying asleep due to being pre-menopausal. It worked wonders. I was able to fall asleep and was able to sleep through the night and felt great in the morning."

   
8.0

dutkmd October 1, 2015

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"Sometimes it works and...sometimes it doesn't. The effects are not as obvious to me as prescription medications. 6 mg seems to be my sweet spot; any more and it has no effect. I try taking it when I know my sleep schedule needs fixing and that I'll be awake late otherwise, and it can work like that when taken infrequently. But it's not my first choice. Can give me nightmares also. As a younger man (22 years old), I've read that melatonin supplements work more effectively on older individuals, which may explain my hit-or-miss case with it."

   
5.0

Nobody's Hero (taken for 1 to 2 years) September 4, 2015

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"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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"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..."

   
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Alessia August 25, 2015

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"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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"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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"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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