... medications,as,well and,slept good but is 5 mg too much because I slept all day today wanting to sleep is that,a side,effect or the,dose is too much?
In my experience, the next dray drowsiness goes away. I'd take it on a Fri so you have no commitments the following day.
You could try taking it several hours earlier.
Im happy to hear it does bring you sleep.
I've never tried the time released but I'm going to give it a try again.
For people who are new to Melatonin or those who cannot stay awake during the day, it's not recommended to use the time release. I would scale back to the 3 mg chewables (make sure you're not picking the kind that's time release). Allow about 2 weeks of that to get your body used to the Melatonin treatment and if after the 2 weeks, the 3 mg is still working continue taking that dose until it's no longer working. If after the 2 weeks it's not working anymore go to the 5 mg (not time release), a couple of weeks of that and then start on the time release. It's always recommended that when you first start taking time release, you allow at least 9 hours for sleeping, so you'll want to take it early at night.
Yes, Michele, Depending on what you are using this for some use it as a sleep aid along with Magnesium tablets and it is pretty effective. But all I have seen that really works the best is the 3mg tablet and NOT THE TIMED RELEASE AS SAID BY THE OTHER POSTER. And it takes around 2 weeks to get a fair blood level. This does stay in your system from the dose to dose so I would say if it continues to make you sleepy take it at bedtime. If your still not sure check with the Pharmacy where you got it. To get any other Ideas. Chuck1957 good luck to you.
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