Pine Bluff, AR
A 26-year-old female asked:
Can i take melatonin or benadryl daily for severe insomnia? whats the highest dose of melatonin i can take. im exhausted. lack of sleep is a migraine trigger.
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stuart Hickersonanswered
Family Medicine 34 years experience
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/
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