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If I take melatonin regularly each evening to successfully to treat insomnia and miss a dose, will I experience sleep disruption?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Melatonin
Possible but not likely, if it was working when taken regularly.

In brief: Melatonin
Possible but not likely, if it was working when taken regularly.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Maybe
Melatonin is available over-the-counter so it does not have to pass through the same scrutiny as a pharmaceutical.
We know less about it as a result. We do know that the body naturally produces melatonin in response to darkness, and it is associated with somnolence. It is possible that one can become accustomed to taking it and experience sleep disruption from missing a dose.

In brief: Maybe
Melatonin is available over-the-counter so it does not have to pass through the same scrutiny as a pharmaceutical.
We know less about it as a result. We do know that the body naturally produces melatonin in response to darkness, and it is associated with somnolence. It is possible that one can become accustomed to taking it and experience sleep disruption from missing a dose.
Dr. Robert Berkowitz
Dr. Robert Berkowitz
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Dr. Steve Drabek
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Not necessarily. Sleeping medications are not something that makes you sleep, they may help with sleep.

In brief: No
Not necessarily. Sleeping medications are not something that makes you sleep, they may help with sleep.
Dr. Steve Drabek
Dr. Steve Drabek
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