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I work overnight. Will melatonin work to help me sleep during the day?

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Dr. A V
Neurology

In brief: Melatonin

Yes it will but it works best when taken 30-60 minutes before bed and also when you stay in a darkened environment prior to sleep.
So keep the room you sleep in dark and it will have a better effect. Other short acting sedatives such as zaleplon may also be of help, particularly for shift work.

In brief: Melatonin

Yes it will but it works best when taken 30-60 minutes before bed and also when you stay in a darkened environment prior to sleep.
So keep the room you sleep in dark and it will have a better effect. Other short acting sedatives such as zaleplon may also be of help, particularly for shift work.
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