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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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7.4/10 Average Rating

81 Ratings with 79 User Reviews

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Reviews for Melatonin to treat Insomnia

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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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"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."

   
10

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."

   
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dor12342e August 12, 2015

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"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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"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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"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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"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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"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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"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!"

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

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"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"

   
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DylPill90 June 11, 2015

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"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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"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"

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

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