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I have issues with insomnia (waking up in the middle of night) but don't think I have circadian rhythm issues. Could melatonin help?
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Dr. Vikas Jain
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Vikas Jain
Dr. Vikas Jain
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Dr. Kevin Nasky
Psychiatry
In brief: Probably not
Melatonin has some evidence supporting its use in jet lag and other sleep problems associated circadian rhythm disturbances.
Based what i've read, and my clinical experience, melatonin rarely helps with insomnia.

In brief: Probably not
Melatonin has some evidence supporting its use in jet lag and other sleep problems associated circadian rhythm disturbances.
Based what i've read, and my clinical experience, melatonin rarely helps with insomnia.
Dr. Kevin Nasky
Dr. Kevin Nasky
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
In brief: Insomnia
If you are on no medications that could cause insomnia, and you are healthy physically, low dose melatonin (3mg.
) might be initial trial option.

In brief: Insomnia
If you are on no medications that could cause insomnia, and you are healthy physically, low dose melatonin (3mg.
) might be initial trial option.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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