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Does anyone take Melatonin to sleep? I do and it helps.

Asked by philosopher (9152points) September 28th, 2010

I heard the slow acting is better.
Is this true?

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Austinlad's avatar

I started taking it a few months ago, and I really think it helps.

philosopher's avatar

@Austinlad
I am curious which brain to you prefer? Is it slow acting?

BoBo1946's avatar

No, I can sleep on nails! But, good for you @philosopher! Anything we can do to improve the quality of our lives, go for it. oh, must be legal..!

philosopher's avatar

@BoBo1946
I can’t function without sleep and I have a hard time falling asleep many nights.

BoBo1946's avatar

@philosopher put a TV in your bedroom with a sleep timer. It works everytime. When i was working, occassionally had that problem, and the TV did the trick. Watch the weather channel, it will put you sleep everytime.

Aster's avatar

each and every night. 1 milligram . Sub-lingual and it IS habit forming. Is it enough? Sometimes.
I agree w/boo. Falling asleep w/a boring show is Much preferred and I will restart this soon when I get a tv in there. (:

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@BoBo1946
My Fios remote won’t work with the timer.
Thank you for the suggestion.
LOL my husband would complain about the TV anyway.

BoBo1946's avatar

loll.. got’cha my friend!

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@BoBo1946
You are one of the good guys.
My husband has the same stress as me. He can sleep anytime. Men seem to deal with stress defiantly.

BoBo1946's avatar

@philosopher your husband is a lucky man!

Aster's avatar

@philosopher wow; I have the same situation. No pills, no booze, sleeps like the proverbial LOG. ?????????—him ; not moi—

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@Aster
LOL we are wired differently.
@BoBo1946
Those of us who have a partner are truly blessed despite all the pain we live with. Your wife is blessed to have you.

Aster's avatar

@philosopher He’s single, Philly! Where did u come from? I’ve never seen u on here before.

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@Aster
I have been here along time.
Nice to to chat with you anyway.

Deja_vu's avatar

It helps alot.

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@Deja_vu
What Brand are you taking?

Deja_vu's avatar

Schiff Melatonin with Theanine. I take it occasionally.

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@Deja_vu
I have been taking this too. Costco has it.
I heard slow acting is better. The Vitamin shop has it. I plan to buy it.
Thank you.

Deja_vu's avatar

@philosopher yeah, I got mine from costco too

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@Deja_vu
LOL it is not as effective as it was.

mattbrowne's avatar

In Germany it’s illegal to sell melatonin. Some people order it online from other countries, but most German doctors advise against its use. Because of potential long term risks. Not enough studies about long-term side effects. One problem could be the retinas of our eyes.

In any case it’s not the same as harmless vitamins.

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