Sleep/Melatonin

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    Melatonin for Sleep: Hormone and Supplement Effects on Sleep

    I am trying this. Have others tried this? What sort of results did you have?



    <It may be that melatonin, when taken as a supplement, can stop or slow the spread of cancer, make the immune system stronger, or slow down the aging process. But these areas need more research.


    Is taking a melatonin dietary supplement safe?

    In most cases, melatonin supplements are safe in low doses for short-term and long-term use. But be sure to talk with your doctor about taking them.

    Melatonin does have side effects. But they will go away when you stop taking the supplement. Side effects may include:
    Sleepiness.
    Lower body temperature.
    Vivid dreams.
    Morning grogginess.
    Small changes in blood pressure.

    During health exams, tell your doctor if you are taking melatonin. And tell your doctor if you are having trouble sleeping (insomnia), because it may be related to a medical problem.

    In adults, melatonin is taken in doses from 0.2 to 20.0 mg, based on the reason for its use. The right dose varies widely from one person to another. Talk to your doctor to learn the right dosage and to find out if melatonin is right for you.>

    With 9mg I had a sound sleep w/vivid dreams--cannot verify any of the other possible side effects.

    ???I should probably go up to 12mg or 15mg. I will ask my doctor tomorrow--lol--knows his drugs pretty well.

    http://www.livestrong.com/article/409457-the-melatonin-dosage-for-a-sleep-aid/



    http://insomnia.emedtv.com/melatonin/melatonin-dosage.html
     
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    Wavingrl: Yea, Melatonin is good for sleep - it also is good against nightmares.
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    ... and you can buy those melatonin pills over the counter?
     
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    Do NOT store melatonin around kids or impressionable teens.

    Intentional over-dosing on melatonin can have hallucinatory effects and in larger dosages melatonin can be injurious to the body.
     
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    wow! didn't know that! that's no good then
     
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    For occasionally sleepless nights, I have taken small dosages of melatonin.

    I don't recall vivid dreaming, but I can report that I have been able to sleep better when I have used it from time to time.

    I think the dosage for the ones I have bought is .3 mg per pill.
     
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    I tried .3 mg and that worked for me.
     
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    I use it and it is great. No side effects as in zero. I sleep like a top. I take 2 tablets and I'm out in minutes. Make sure your room is completely darkened. You need good REM sleep.
     
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    I'm gonna try it and report back.

    ...but taking a nice healthy piss before bedtime is highly recommended.
     

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