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A 20-year-old male asked:

I have difficulty sleeping. i get sleep at 4am every night and i'm thinking of taking melatonin. is it safe and how much should one take? thank you!

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Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 38 years experience
Melatonin is: relatively safe compared with other sleep aids. I hope you do more than take a sleeping pill (you also need to do some "detective work" to figure out why you awaken so early. Its best to fix underlying problems.
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