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Valerian Vs Melatonin For Insomnia
Insomnia for days and it's really irritating me. Would it be safe for me, a 16 year old, to take melatonin or valerian root?
Safer to see Dr.: It would be much safer for you to see your physician, so that the reasons for your sleep disturbance can be determined and personalized help can be provided. Otherwise, you're just suppressing something that may need more care. Is it possible you're using stimulating substances -- either prescribed or otherwise? ...Read more
I had chronic insomnia for the past 10 years. I have used melatonin, valerian, inositol, panthotenic acid, carrot, ginger he' etc with little success?
Time to see a doctor: You've done most supplements to improve sleep without help. It could be a hormonal imbalance causing insomnia: adrenal, thyroid and ovarian hormone imbal. Can all do it. Also depression, low blood sugar and anxiety can cause insomnia. Perhaps it's time to see a doctor who can help sort this out. ...Read more
Bf w insomnia won't take rx meds, only herbal OTCs. Cant take valerian&melatonin barely wrks. What other relaxation/sleep OTC herbal/supplemental meds??
Severe insomnia. Have tried everything. Have taken two benadryl and 2 Ambien so far. Still can't sleep. Valerian root and melatonin don't work.
Have you seen a: Sleep specialist? In the meantime - how is your sleep hygiene? Retire & rise same time each day. Bedroom should be dark & cool - used only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Dinner should be moderate sized & finished at least 2 to 3 hours before sleep. Can try warm milk, chamomile ...Read more
Can valerian root help with insomina? Or help rest thr body or is melatonin better? What's more effectivd to help me fsll asleep
Varies: It depends on the person, both are touted as sleep aids. There are a few combination agents that include valerian, melatonin and kava + herbal tea -- to sort of throw the kitchen sink at getting you to sleep. This might be better choice to start, since if it fails, it moves you right to needing a prescription! ...Read more
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
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
Take too much melatonin at night, what could happen? I suffer from insomnia. How much melatonin is too much?
Call now: Call 1-800-222-1222 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to reach any poison control center in the United States. You will be connected with an expert who will direct you how to proceed. Please have all product information available when you call. ...Read more
Other remedies: Your magnesium levels may be low in which case magnesium supplements or eating magnesium rich foods such as almonds, cashews or whole grains may help. Check out your room arrangement and see if has feng shui (favorable energy flow). Keep beds out of corners or next to windows. Natural remedies to try are chamomile tea & valerian. Pricey, but tempur pedic mattress & pillows are awesome. ...Read more
If I take melatonin regularly each evening to successfully to treat insomnia and miss a dose, will I experience sleep disruption?
Melatonin: Possible but not likely, if it was working when taken regularly. ...Read more
I've had insomnia/difficulty sleeping since I was a child. I take melatonin now, but other meds are always my last resort. What else should I try?
Melatonin: Can be quite effective, is generally safe and is affordable. ...Read more
What's keeping you from sleeping?
What have you tried?
What meds are you on?
What diagnoses do you have? ...Read more
I have chronic insomnia and my ambien (zolpidem) doesn't work anymore. Is safe take 10mg of melatonin and zzzquil together?
I have issues with insomnia (waking up in the middle of night) but don't think I have circadian rhythm issues. Could melatonin help?
No: While melatonin could potentially help you sleep, it would likely be more beneficial for sleep onset insomnia rather than sleep maintenance. You may consider seeing a sleep specialist who can determine if you would be a candidate for cbti or if you require pharmacologic treatment with a longer acting hypnotic. ...Read more
I bought melatonin of 1mg per tablet. Bottle says to take 1mg but is 1mg enough to help me fall asleep? I have night insomnia. Thank you
Good starting dose: 1 mg is a good starting dose. You can slowly increase the dose if need be. Melatonin is very safe to use. ...Read more
I have elevated prolactin (57). Until treatment is rendered what can I do to ease symptoms. Insomnia mostly. I take melatonin currently.?
Symptoms of hi PRL: Hi. The common symptoms of high prolactin (PRL) are cessation of periods and breast milk. At age 47, you might have assumed menopause, but breast milk is not normal unless you're breast feeding. Headache sometimes. Insomnia not so common, so may or may not be related to hyperprolactinemia. Melatonin is fine and safe. I hope you've had your pituitary MRI. You'll hopefully start cabergoline soon. ...Read more
My 13-year-old has insomnia for about a year and a half now she's been taken to counselors and she just got off melatonin, her anxiety has increased?
Behavioral therapy: For 13 years old with chronic insomnia for 1 and 1/2 year behavioral therapy is often recommended first. It can include sleep hygiene education, relaxation, biofeedback, stimulus control, Alternative treatments might help such as acupressure, tai chi, yoga and massage. If these measures fail then consult expert for medication ...Read more
Took. 5mg of ativan (lorazepam) 9 hours ago. My Dr recommended I take melatonin for my insomnia. Is it safe to take 3mg of melatonin in the same day as ativan (lorazepam)?
Probably okay: They may be additive in producing drowsiness or sleep.. You are better off using melatonin by itself for sleep, as ativan (lorazepam) is mainly an anti-anxiety medication that you could build tolerance to. Are you on methadone now too? Lots of additive effects when combined, if so. Hope your PCP is monitoring/ managing this along with your pain meds? You can also become tolerant to Melatonin's effects. ...Read more
Melatonin: Melatonin is a very safe and effective substance for insomnia. We naturally produce melatonin in our pineal gland every evening, because the release is triggered by low light or darkness in the environment. If you are under artificial light, melatonin is produced but not released. Also, it has been found that it is an antitumoral agent. Sometimes melatonin needs higher doses, up to 20 mg is safe. ...Read more