A 26-year-old female asked:
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can i take melatonin or benadryl daily for severe insomnia? what’s the highest dose of melatonin i can take. i’m exhausted. lack of sleep is a migraine trigger.

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Melatonin: Generally Melatoin and Bendadryl are safe for sleep. The melatonin can be taken up to 10 mg at bedtime. In general, over 10 mg does not show any more benefit . However, most people get help with 2 mg to 5mg. I would look into why your are not sleeping. Anxiety, stimulants, hectic life style. The following link may help: https://familydoctor.org/condition/insomnia/
Answered on Dec 8, 2019
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Agree with Dr, H: Sleep hygiene: Visit this site for info. https://www.cdc.gov/sleep/about_sleep/sleep_hygiene.html
Answered on Dec 9, 2019
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