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Tired out from multiple sleepless nights. Melantonin helps?

Tired out from multiple sleepless nights. Melantonin helps?

Yes: It does, but only in very few cases, again find the cause of sleeping problem and fix it. ...Read more

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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Our son age 6 has insomnia, takes avg 2 hrs to fall asleep. Takes 5mg melatonin & 1mg guanfacine. Very restless and can't calm himself even if tired. ?

Our son age 6 has insomnia, takes avg 2 hrs to fall asleep. Takes 5mg melatonin & 1mg guanfacine. Very restless and can't calm himself even if tired. ?

Help him get to slee: First address sleep hygiene issues, making sure he gets in bed with lights down, television, cell phone and radio off. Additionally try some warm mild before bed (loaded with serotonin that will promote sleep. If he snores loudly, he may need a sleep study and his tonsils/adenoids evaluated. He sounds like the typical adhd boy, and the melatonin can go to 3 mg/night. However i'd keep tenex (guanfacine). ...Read more

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I suffer insomnia since i was young IV been on melatonin then i was on zolpidem 20mg now i'm on zopiclone15mg can I go on a higher dose or dif tablets?

Insomnia treatment: Zopiclone is used to treat insomnia.The average dose for adults is 5.0-7.5 mg at bedtime. Using it at higher doses increases the risk of side effects and addiction. Contacting your doctor to discuss alternatives and not stopping the medication on your own acutely is important to avoid withdrawal and other problems. Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia can be a useful treatment for insomnia. ...Read more

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Is melatonin good for sleep maitenence insomnia?

Is melatonin good for sleep maitenence insomnia?

Periodic insomnia: Melatonin can help with sporadic insomnia. Many conditions can contribute to insomnia. Best idea is to see a psychiatrist to investigate your insomnia and its cause(s). A sleep study may even be needed. Then the best treatment plan can be developed with you. ...Read more

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Is melatonin safer to take than zolpidem for insomnia and what dosage to take ?

Is melatonin safer to take than zolpidem for insomnia and what dosage to take ?

1 mg or less : Higher doses of melatonin can actually interfere with normal sleep. Take 0.3 to 1 mg. And see how you do. Both are generally safe, but melatonin usually has less potential for morning "hang over". ...Read more

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Is melatonin safe for a 16 year old to take for insomnia? And if so are there any side affects?

Is melatonin safe for a 16 year old to take for insomnia? And if so are there any side affects?

Safe: You should take it 2-3 hours before the target bed time, the side effects usually sleepiness in the morning at high dose, therefore start at 0.5-1 mg first. ...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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Insomnia, melatonin overdose, is that possible?

Insomnia, melatonin overdose, is that possible?

Overdose rare: Melatonin is sedating and i would not recommend more than 10 mg to help with insomnia. While melatonin overdosages rarely are dangerous, dosages above 10 mg can become excessively sedating and lead to residual sleepiness the next day. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take melatonin to help with insomnia every night. 10mg?

Is it ok to take melatonin to help with insomnia every night. 10mg?

Melatonin: There is a 10mg release form of melatonin. Using good sleep hygiene is important. 1. Keep a regular bedtime & wakening time (to include weekends). Get up the same time each day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime may include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to gentle music. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more