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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Take too much melatonin at night, what could happen? I suffer from insomnia. How much melatonin is too much?
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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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
If I take melatonin regularly each evening to successfully to treat insomnia and miss a dose, will I experience sleep disruption?
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?
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