Melatonin?

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Registered: 06-25-2008
Melatonin?
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Mon, 10-01-2012 - 9:29am

Does anyone use melatonin to help sleep? Does it work? How much do you take and when?

Brenda

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Registered: 08-08-2012
Thu, 10-04-2012 - 2:45pm
I have taken 3mg and it does help me sleep. Usually I take it at least 1-2 hours before I think I want to go to sleep.

We have also used 1mg for the kids and it does seem to help regulate their sleep.

HF
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Registered: 06-23-2009
Thu, 10-04-2012 - 11:13am
brensticker wrote:

Does anyone use melatonin to help sleep? Does it work? How much do you take and when?

 

I have read on different message boards that it works for some people, but I also read one needs some kind of bloodwork before taking it.


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Tue, 10-02-2012 - 12:30pm

I've used it before when I was having problems falling asleep. 2 mg was enough to help; I'd take it about an hour before I wanted to go to bed. But my doctor also suggested I use it short-term only, no longer than 2 weeks at the time.