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A 63-year-old female asked:

Is it safe to take 3mg melatonin every night?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Inocencio Candelaria
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Sleep hygiene a must: should be ok but I recommend you check with your doctor about your other prescriptions.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to take melatonin every night?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
It is preferrable: Not to use long term- but I have many patients who do use it long term with success. Are you using excellent sleep hygiene? If not- try that first. 1. Keep regular bed ; wakening time (includes weekends). Get up same time daily. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath or shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in dark, quiet, cool room w comfortable.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Provided original answer
mattress & pillows. 4. Use bedroom only for sleep & sex. Put work materials, computers, & TVs in another room. 5. Finish eating at least 2-3 hrs prior to bed. 6. No caffeine w/i 6 hours; alcohol & smoking w/i 2 hrs of bed. 7. Exercise regularly; finish a few hrs before bedtime. 8. No naps & go to bed only when sleepy. 9. Find another time to write down problems & solutions. 10. After 10-
Dec 23, 2013
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Provided original answer
15 mins of inability to sleep, go to another room & read or watch TV until sleepy. Consider acupuncture, chamomile tea, warm milk, melatonin or Lavender oil in bath or on pillow.
Dec 23, 2013
Los Angeles, CA
A 63-year-old female asked:

Is it safe to take 3mg of Melatonin each nighttime?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Diana Echeverry-franck
Endocrinology 27 years experience
Melatonin: Is it for insomnia? Yes it is ok looking that you are already taking lorazepam.
A member asked:

Can I take melatonin every night?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Catch your zzz's: Yes, you can take melatonin every night. It is safe and works well. Wishing you sweet dreams!
A 41-year-old member asked:

Is it bad to take melatonin every night?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
It is preferable not: To. However, many patients do. My first question is are you checking your sleep habits meticulously? Sleep hygiene is important. 1. Keep regular bed ; wakening time (includes weekends). Get up same time daily. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath or shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. 3. Sleep in dark, quiet, cool room w comfortable mattress ; pillows.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Provided original answer
4. Use bedroom only for sleep & sex. Put work materials, computers, & TVs in another room. 5. Finish eating at least 2-3 hrs prior to bed. 6. No caffeine w/i 6 hours; alcohol & smoking w/i 2 hrs of bed. 7. Exercise regularly; finish a few hrs before bedtime. 8. No naps & go to bed only when sleepy. 9. Find another time to write down problems & solutions. 10. After 10-15 mins of inability to
Dec 23, 2013
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Provided original answer
sleep, go to another room & read or watch TV until sleepy. Consider acupuncture, chamomile tea, warm milk, melatonin or Lavender oil in bath or on pillow.
Dec 23, 2013
A 40-year-old member asked:

Is melatonin safe and how much can I take?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 26 years experience
Commonly used: Many people have reported response with dosage up to 3mg per day.
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