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Verona, NY
A 23-year-old female asked:

are there any negative effects of using melatonin long term as a sleep aid?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Pretty safe: But, long-term use could lead to decreasing benefit if taken at too frequent intervals and at escalating amounts. But typically, can last a lot longer than many prescription sleeping pills.

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Phoenix, AZ
A 52-year-old female asked:

What is the correct dose for melatonin as a sleep aid?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
0.3 - 1.0 mg: Take it 90min before sleep. Take the smaller dose and see if it works. Much higher doses can actually interfere with sleep.

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