A 46-year-old female asked:
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are 10mg of melatonin nightly a bad thing? i've been taking 5mg time released for 6 months now and they aren't working as good but more seems to help.

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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
It is good idea: Try to use quick-release melatonin, may be more effective according to research. However, good sleeping habits and sleep hygiene are essential: 1.Maintaining a regular wake-up time 2.Avoiding excessive time in bed 3.Avoiding naps except if working in shifts 4.Avoiding nicotine, caffeine and alcohol 5.Exercising regularly early in the day 6.Doing something relaxing before bedtime.
Answered on Dec 27, 2013

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