Melatonin

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    My wife has been having some trouble sleeping. Somebody mentioned melatonin to me. Has anyone tried it?
    Does it work?
    Does it give you a weird drugged up feeling?
     
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    No. It's like going to grandma's cabin, playing in the lake all day, making a pig of oneself at dinner and having a coma.

    Sleeping like the dead.

    Waking up refreshed.

    My personal experience. YMMV.
     
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    I used it years ago seemed to work pretty well. One does build up a tolerance though as with most things given time.
     
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    I guess we are going to give it a try. The doctor was going to give her a prescription fro ambien but she wants to try something a little more milder.
     
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    I have used melatonin 2.5 grm per dosage before bed. I felt drowsy the next day but the dosage may have
    exceeded my needs. It will not encourage a sleepy state, but it does promote deep sleep while sleeping.
    Might want to try a lesser dosage perhaps no more than a gram as commensurate with weight.
     
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    pills for sleep should be the last option you should try something else before ask your doc for some other alternatives
     
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    i know people use it for their dogs....but like all things with insomnia it will only work for a while
     
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    Melatonin works...so does Trazodone.
     

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