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.
Eval. I agree w dr. Pappas. If you need chronic meds it warrants evaluation. Use good sleep hygiene. 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 musi.
Hi, I've been having trouble sleeping at night. I usually wake up after about 3-4 hours and can't get back to sleep. I don't take any medications and am otherwise very healthy. Is taking melatonin a good idea? Thanks Insomnia
Need more info. This can be from many causes and the treatment depends on the cause. If jetlag is an issue then yes. But if other reasons like depression that can cause early awakening then need not melatonin but an antidepressant, another possibility is excessive anxiety address anxiety would help, sometimes it's an issue of discomfort if your room is too hot, or mattress is uncomfortable, hunger etc.