Thank you, Rosalyn! I just googled this and found out that too much will make you stay AWAKE! That's the last thing I want. Here's what Yahoo Answers has to say:
Melatonin helps to regulate Serotonin, which is the hormone involved in both your sleeping and waking cycles. Taken in the right doses, it helps you sleep (duh), but taking too much actually wakes you up.
Now, some people do have this response with Melatonin because they aren't completely asleep. What I mean is that the time that you actually remember your dreams is when you're almost awake... if you take a dose of Melatonin that's not exactly the right dose, you could be in that half-sleeping, half-waking place longer than your body is used to, which would help you to remember your dreams more vividly. Normally, it's very hard to maintain that state because if you try to move in your dream and inadvertently move your body in that way, it'll most likely wake you up... but the Melatonin might artificially help to keep you there.
The other half of the answer is like the other answerer said... if your dreams are freaky, they were already freaky... the Melatonin just helps you remember them. Most people's dreams are really weird (like the whole naked in school, outside in your underwear type of dreams that are all too common), but too many of them don't remember enough details to remember just HOW weird.
Personal experience, Psychology classes, and I'm a Product Specialist for a vitamin company
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