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Is melatonin safer to take than zolpidem for insomnia and what dosage to take ?

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Dr. David Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 1 mg or less

Higher doses of melatonin can actually interfere with normal sleep.
Take 0.3 to 1 mg. And see how you do. Both are generally safe, but melatonin usually has less potential for morning "hang over".

In brief: 1 mg or less

Higher doses of melatonin can actually interfere with normal sleep.
Take 0.3 to 1 mg. And see how you do. Both are generally safe, but melatonin usually has less potential for morning "hang over".
Dr. David Sneid
Dr. David Sneid
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Melatonin

By comparison, yes, on an as needed basis and at very low dose of less than 1mg.
, along with sleep hygiene techniques.

In brief: Melatonin

By comparison, yes, on an as needed basis and at very low dose of less than 1mg.
, along with sleep hygiene techniques.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Sleep

Since melatonin is a natural supplement it should be genearlly safe, you should however check with your doctor to make sure it does not interfere with any other medications you are taking.
Less is better, typical dose is 3mg although mit researchers indicate 1mg is just as effective. Best wishes.

In brief: Sleep

Since melatonin is a natural supplement it should be genearlly safe, you should however check with your doctor to make sure it does not interfere with any other medications you are taking.
Less is better, typical dose is 3mg although mit researchers indicate 1mg is just as effective. Best wishes.
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
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