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Does melatonin work as a valium?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 42 years experience
No: Valium is an anti anxiety med. Melatonin is a sleep aid.
Dr. R Sangal
Dr. R Sangalanswered
Sleep Medicine 44 years experience
No: Melatonin is a zeibgeber - it signals the body that it is dark outside (and time to go to sleep). It is not a sleeping pill. Valium (diazepam) increases GABA activity in the brain, reduces anxiety, makes you sleepy, lasts for more than two days in the body.

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