Have you tried taking Melatonin to help you sleep

Canada
June 9, 2008 4:32am CST
I was recently advised to try taking melatonin pills to help me get to sleep. I'm having a really rough time falling and staying asleep and am generally sleeping every other day now. I might catch 2 or 3 hours a night. Someone said these pills will naturally regulate my sleep. I've been taking them for 4 days now but it only helped the first day. I am not really keep on taking these pills because I'm very anti-medication, but I am getting desperate to get back to a regular sleeping pattern. I was open to try these pills because they are supposed to be a natural remedy, it's a natural hormone our body produces to help us sleep. What are your thoughts and experiences taking melatonin?
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@underdogtoo (9599)
• Philippines
12 Jun 08
I don't have to tell you that you have a problem and I do hope that you solve this problem very soon. If you do not have a problem with it, like you don't hallucinate or something like that then maybe you just don't need to sleep so much. Someone told me that a human being can make do with two hours of sleep everyday and your three hours sleep is certainly within that figure. The basic problem with lack of sleep is psychological and involves our mental apparatus.
• Canada
13 Jun 08
I'm still having trouble sleeping and I've been taking the melatonin for the past week now. I'm starting to sleep a little earlier and not fluctuating as much as I was for the last month. I hope this a good sign. I totally agree about the problem being psychological. I've been under a lot of stress lately. Thanks for your response!
@snowy22315 (47020)
• United States
9 Jun 08
I take it every night because it is a natural substance. I'm not susre how much it is helping me at this point, I think it's kind of a habit, but if I didn't take something I don't think I would ever get to sleep.
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• Canada
9 Jun 08
Really!? How long have you been taking it for? I'm just curious how long I should continue taking it before I give up.
• United States
9 Jun 08
I have not, but my mother who has fibromyalgia has used it with very good results.
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• Canada
9 Jun 08
Thanks for your response! I'm glad that the pills are helping your mother out. I guess everybody's systems are different or maybe I need to take them longer for better results.