Originally Posted by REWahoo
A couple of months ago I started taking 1.5 mg of melatonin before bedtime. Iím no longer waking prior to 5 and now sleep to between 6 and 7:30. I like it.
I find it helps me go to sleep, but not really stay asleep - I seem to metabolize the effects after about 3-4 hours. (If I wake up to use the bathroom in the middle of the night, which I often do, I don't feel it still in my system)
It's still a great way to avoid those nights where you are staring at the clock, and I've only used the 1mg dose. I wish I'd used it years ago especially on work travel when time zones and hotels always impacted my sleep.
Everything I've read implies no issues with use, but there aren't any studies on long term usage so that concerns me just a little.