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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Melatonin (Definition)

Melatonin_is a hormone that helps regulate sleep. Some studies suggest that there is abnormal melatonin production in children with autism and other developmental disorders. Several studies suggest that melatonin may be useful for improving sleep, if ...Read more


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Can I take melatonin every night?

Can I take melatonin every night?

Catch your zzz's: Yes, you can take melatonin every night. It is safe and works well. Wishing you sweet dreams! ...Read more

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Can you take melatonin every night?

Can you take melatonin every night?

It appears so: Hi. I've seen a wide range of clinical effectiveness between individuals, but I know of no data to suggest it's not safe to take every night. Melatonin seems to be very safe. ...Read more

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Is it bad to take melatonin every night?

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. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take melatonin every night? I take 5 mg

Melatonin: Melatonin is not known to be harmful. The dose you use is considered safe. However, if there is some reason that you are not sleeping that is important, such as sleep apnea, or poor sleep conditions, melatonin may not be the best solution. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take melatonin every night?

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. ...Read more

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I have tried everything for my insomnia, had all the tests, and im disease free. I now take melatonin every night for 6 months, is it safe to continue?

I have tried everything for my insomnia, had all the tests, and im disease free. I now take melatonin every night for 6 months, is it safe to continue?

Although it is: Optimum not to use long term - it is safer than many other alternatives. But, i would encourage you first to try using really good sleep hygiene. 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 >. ...Read more

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Is it safe for an adult to take melatonin every night to help me fall asleep?

Is it safe for an adult to take melatonin every night to help me fall asleep?

Best resource: Based on available studies and clinical use, melatonin is generally regarded as safe in recommended doses (five milligrams daily) for up to two years. Available trials report that overall adverse effects are not significantly more common with melatonin than placebo. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/melatonin/ns_patient-melatonin/dsection=safety. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take melatonin every night to sleep? I have trouble falling asleep and I've been under alot of stress lately.

Is it okay to take melatonin every night to sleep? I have trouble falling asleep and I've been under alot of stress lately.

Yes.: If it works for you, then you can take it every night to help you sleep. It is fairly safe and non-addicting. It may cause headache, dizziness and cramping. You should wait at least 4-5 hours before attempting to drive or operate machinery. You could also try learning deep breathing and muscle relaxation techniques from a therapist. There are apps that help you quiet your mind and meditate. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 3mg Melatonin every night?

Is it safe to take 3mg Melatonin every night?

Sleep hygiene a must: should be ok but I recommend you check with your doctor about your other prescriptions, I am available for second opinion if needed ...Read more