Ive totally stopped taking it because of the headaches and grogginess.
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While it did help me to fall asleep, it unfortunately didn't really help me to stay asleep for the night. Also, as A.T.R. mentioned, I found it did give me funky-a** dreams and made me groggy the next day. Bah.
Since its all natural, its safer and better than prescription sedatives though. Worth a try.
I read an article somewhere that one doesn't need to take more than a 3mg tablet.
ZMA, earplugs and eyecovers work.
Melatonin is produced in the body naturally as the body’s biological clock is nearing sleep time; it is also produced when it gets darker at night time. The pills simply elevate the level of Melatonin in the body.
Because of the amount of Melatonin in these tablets, if you do not sleep past 8 hours or so, you will wake up with an excess of melatonin in your body, this causes groggy, sleepy or moody feeling. Also, it is not advisable to intake Melatonin when the sun is out or after over nights, you will confuse your body and cause an imbalance in melatonin levels, if you can block the sun out completely and sleep in a very dark room, you can use melatonin pills to switch biological clock when you come of mornings back to nights and vice versa.
I usually take it mixed with ZMA after days of multiple workouts or weightlifting; I would take melatonin if I didn’t feel sleepy enough to sleep at night, and only if I knew that I have 9 hours of sleep guaranteed.
When I first started using it, my dreams were so vivid; they woke me up all the time…
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Leaving shiftwork was the best thing ever to happen to me , sleep-wise.
I generally go to sleep by 10-10:30 and I'm up by 5:15. No more overwhelming desire for an afternoon nap like I used to have back when I was working shifts.
The drawback is that on Friday or Saturday night I'm usually nodding off by 10:00 PM, which is messed up because I easily get 8-9 hours sleep per night on the weekends.
Not much of a party animal anymore.
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