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If you have any experience with taking melatonin, will you share it with me?

*yawn*

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davemerrill
Feb. 15th, 2012 05:23 pm (UTC)
It usually works for me, take one about an hour before bedtime and I'm pretty much out. Of course it's best in conjunction with staying away from caffeine and sugar after dark, etc.
oracne
Feb. 15th, 2012 06:45 pm (UTC)
I generally don't have caffeine after noon, so that shouldn't be a problem.
mroctober
Feb. 15th, 2012 05:44 pm (UTC)
I put a tablet under my pillow. When I woke the next morning an unconscious tooth fairy was there instead.
oracne
Feb. 15th, 2012 06:46 pm (UTC)
Be careful the tooth fairy doesn't get ticked off and take revenge...*heh*
mamculuna
Feb. 15th, 2012 06:28 pm (UTC)
For me, it works really well at first, but I do develop a tolerance. It helps to take a week off every so often. When I first start back, though, sometimes the very first time it doesn't work as well as second and third nights.

I currently take 10 mg (? I think that's the unit) in a pill that is part fast-acting and part slow release.

I do have some vivid dreams, but for me, that's not a bad thing.

I've been taking it off and on for about 10 years, I think.
oracne
Feb. 15th, 2012 06:47 pm (UTC)
I am hoping I won't need it every night. Hope it works on a sporadic basis.
mamculuna
Feb. 15th, 2012 06:52 pm (UTC)
I think it will. Certainly won't hurt.
shefa
Feb. 15th, 2012 06:45 pm (UTC)
Works great for me. One 3mg tablet 30-60 min before bed.
oracne
Feb. 15th, 2012 06:46 pm (UTC)
I think I am going to try it!
nifwitch
Feb. 15th, 2012 08:18 pm (UTC)
We have found it helpful for jet lag. The thing to remember is that if you have things that override your ability to fall asleep (like an exciting book, or TV), they will override the effects of melatonin. You have to take it with the firm intention of getting ready for bed and attempting nothing but sleep.
oracne
Feb. 15th, 2012 09:06 pm (UTC)
Oh, I WILL want to sleep. Also, I really hope to STAY asleep throughout the night.
loligo
Feb. 15th, 2012 09:41 pm (UTC)
I've always heard that melatonin is much more useful for onset insomnia, rather than offset insomnia -- but we've never tried a time-release version, since Chuckles's problem is just falling asleep, not staying asleep.
oracne
Feb. 16th, 2012 01:42 pm (UTC)
Hmm, well, we'll see. I've been having mostly the issue of waking. Took an OTC sleeping pill last night and still woke up 3 times...but at least I could then fall asleep again immediately, which doesn't always happen normally.
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