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Melatonin -- comment

Monday, July 22, 2013

Last week I was trying melatonin for sleep. It did seem to be helpful with no bad side effects.
However, I took it last night and this AM I woke up and was thinking of how many weird dreams that I had.

I didn't google it, but did come across someone else's blog where she indicated that it did cause her to have a lot of weird dreams......and another where it gave a spouse "nightmares."
Now, I can have nightmares and weird dreams all on my own, without melatonin.
So I cannot be sure that the weird dreams were caused by melatonin. I am just passing this info along for you to consider if you have thoughts about taking it.

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KYLIECAT1 7/24/2013 10:13AM

    I haven't taken melatonin but I have taken 5htp , That didnt do any good for me although it has a lot of hype both good and bad about it . Personally I rather have weird dreams and nightmares then insomnia ! lool If it helps me sleep I will try it :)

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JMORRIS85 7/23/2013 4:25PM

    Thanks for the information. I have considered trying this supplement but have not got around to it. If it helped you, I would not stop taking it based on one night of dreams. emoticon

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BLKLILY 7/22/2013 11:47PM

    lol lol I haven't started them yet...been so swamped between the kids and work that I have been going to bed on the spot. But, I got a feeling I will be taking them soon though ;)

Thanks for the heads up! I have crazy dreams sometimes regardless so it will be interesting to see if the melatonin makes me dream something else...thanks!

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JINLYNN 7/22/2013 10:06PM

    Interesting - Thanks for the heads up!

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ANDYLIN90 7/22/2013 4:33PM

    I've taken melatonin for months with no bad dreams or side effects.

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MAGGIEVAN 7/22/2013 4:26PM

    I saw on Dr. Oz that the side effect of Melatonin is bad dreams.

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FIFIFRIZZLE 7/22/2013 4:00PM

    I have been using melatonin. I don't remember any dreams.
I don't think weird dreams would be a reason to stop something that helps you sleep. Dreams are a way of processing events in your life, like defragging your computer. IMHO.

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KALIGIRL 7/22/2013 8:44AM

    emoticon for the information - wonder what triggers dreams? emoticon

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1935MARY 7/22/2013 8:12AM

    I have never took this. Allot of things, have this side effect. You just have to ask yourself is taking it worth this? I am like you I have allot of strange dreams on my own, but they are only dreams, but you can't help to wonder why you dreamed them. Have a great day.

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