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Synthetic melatonin supplements are often used for the treatment of insomnia (and jet lag). 85% of users find melatonin supplements to be at least partially effective.
Users generally praise melatonin for its lack of severe side effects, low cost, low addictiveness, and fast action.
User data shows that the product is fairly regularly given to children with good success overall.
Does Melatonin work? Out of the 743 users included in the data, 475 indicated that Melatonin is effective; 156 said that it worked just OK; and 111 said it was not effective.
In other words, 64% said
it was effective; 21% said it was OK; and 15% said it was not.
|Works just OK||21 percent|
|Not effective||15 percent|
These users say that taking melatonin results in a full night's sleep, or at least enough sleep so that the user can function reasonably well the following day. These users include those who use the product only occasionally as well as those who use it on a daily basis.
These users say that taking melatonin provides some relief from insomnia. These users include the following: those who say that melatonin is effective at first, but then loses much of its effectiveness after taking it regularly; those who say that the product makes them relaxed but does not cause them to fall asleep, and; those who say that melatonin causes them to fall asleep for only 3-4 hours, not the entire night.
These users say that melatonin provides little or no relief from insomnia, regardless of the dosage taken.
15-20% of melatonin users report experiencing one or more of the following side effects.
|Vivid dreams||170 Users|
|Stomach ache||12 Users|
It should be noted that several users report a lessening of the above side effects by lowering the dosage taken.
Less than 2% of the users in our research report having an addiction to melatonin.
Addiction in this case can mean that no longer taking the pill results in withdrawal, including any or all of the following symptoms: headaches, muscle aches, body pains, irritability, inability to concentrate, depression, grogginess, ringing ears, twitches, sweats, rashes, and anxiety / panic attacks. (This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of symptoms.)
Addiction can also mean dependence in that one sleeps worse for sometime upon ending the use of the pill than he or she did before starting use. Finally, a strong desire to take the pill for the "high" or feeling it provides can also possibly be considered addiction.
20% of users in our research report that they developed a tolerance to melatonin.
This means that the pill would lose at least some of its effectiveness when taken regularly and that increasing the dosage would be needed to maintain the pill's ability to help one sleep.
The vast majority of those who reported developing a tolerance were those who took the pill regularly. The majority of long-term users of melatonin, however, reported developing little if any tolerance to the product.
The chart below compares the top-rated melatonin brands. Specifically, it compares those brands that have 80% or higher user satisfaction based on a sample size of at least 70 user experiences.
(Links go to Amazon.com)
|Percent of users
Sleep Like The Dead gathered reviews and comments about Melatonin from 743 users of the supplement from diverse, credible sources including online message boards and product review sections of retailers' website.
Our research finding are discussed below and are organized into four sections: Effectiveness, Side Effects, Addiction, Tolerance and Brand Ratings.
All collected data was spontaneously volunteered by users and was not the result of any organized, scientific data gathering effort. For more scientific findings on melatonin, click here.
– People who are not stressed or ill and still can't sleep well, either occasionally or regularly, should practice proper sleep hygiene before resorting to sleeping pills.
– Melatonin has about 64% user satisfaction. ( )
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