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Melatonin 0.3 mg at 8pm, get in bed at 10pm, 2-6AM sleep (7-8am nap). Feel sleepy and tired all day. How to use melatonin in delayed sleep disorder?

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In brief: Sleep study?

Has your insomnia been diagnosed by a specialist? Sleep study? It's important to find the UNDERLYING CAUSE for targetted therapy rather than simply assume some drug'll cure the symptom. It rarely works that way in the majority of people over the long term. You were not born an insomniac so why settle for that as an immutable lifelong problem? Write me at to help: www.
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In brief: Sleep study?

Has your insomnia been diagnosed by a specialist? Sleep study? It's important to find the UNDERLYING CAUSE for targetted therapy rather than simply assume some drug'll cure the symptom. It rarely works that way in the majority of people over the long term. You were not born an insomniac so why settle for that as an immutable lifelong problem? Write me at to help: www.
healthtap.com/dr-drsaghafi
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dr. Brian Clear
Family Medicine

In brief: A bit earlier

Melatonin is most effective when taken 4 hours before your anticipated bedtime.
Bright light therapy in the morning as well as good sleep hygiene practices will also be beneficial for a circadian rhythm disorder.

In brief: A bit earlier

Melatonin is most effective when taken 4 hours before your anticipated bedtime.
Bright light therapy in the morning as well as good sleep hygiene practices will also be beneficial for a circadian rhythm disorder.
Dr. Brian Clear
Dr. Brian Clear
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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine

In brief: Sleep disorder

Ask the pharmacist in the store where you purchase your melatonin to review the proper dose and appropriate time to take the particular product you buy.
You're not getting adequate sleep as evidenced by your daytime drowsiness and you may need to see a specialist in sleep disorders if you continue to have problems sleeping.

In brief: Sleep disorder

Ask the pharmacist in the store where you purchase your melatonin to review the proper dose and appropriate time to take the particular product you buy.
You're not getting adequate sleep as evidenced by your daytime drowsiness and you may need to see a specialist in sleep disorders if you continue to have problems sleeping.
Dr. Donald Colantino
Dr. Donald Colantino
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