Yes I do use it, but not nightly. I deal with insomnia particularly the week before TOM. So, I use a time-release melatonin and plan to have at least 8 hrs sleep. I do wake-up, but fall back to sleep far easier/quickly. (My form of insomnia is primarily waking up in early hrs & unable to get back to sleep.)
For me, it has been quite useful. -- For a friend, she indicates nightmares that were not acceptable as a "solution" for sleep.
You would have to try it and see what works for you. (It really is not an expensive trial item.)
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The thing about melatonin is it's not a one and done sort of deal. My doctor made me try it years ago due to insomnia I've had most of my life. She told me it would take 4-8 weeks of me taking it regularly at the same time every night and going to bed as close to the same time every night as possible. For me it did take a while for it to kick in but once it did, man, it was awesome. I'm not sure why I ever stopped taking it because it worked really well for me. Other posters say it didn't work well for them so I suppose it's not the same for everyone. I'm not a doctor but my advice would be to try it every night for at least a month and see how that is. If you really don't like it then you don't have to go the whole month. Whatever works for you. Just know that it is one of those aids that take time for it to take full effect on your body.
Do any of you take Melatonin? I do not take it regularly, but the first time I took it, I slept amazingly. Every time after, it hasn't been very effective. In fact, I feel like I am waking just as much, or more, through the night. Anyone else?
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