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Saved My Life
Citation:   ShadyBAB. "Saved My Life: An Experience with Melatonin (exp74127)". Erowid.org. Feb 20, 2019. erowid.org/exp/74127

3 mg oral Melatonin (daily)
I have suffered from sleep problems for a very long time now, and I have tried just about everything. For year I tried things like Tylenol PM, Over-the-counter sleep aids, alcohol, drugs, and Prescription sleep medication. Every one of these had some sort of side effect that was unacceptable. Tylenol PM and over the counter sleep aid had a 'Hangover' effect that left me groggy the next day. Alcohol and drugs left me hungover as well, and prescription drugs were too habit forming.

I was given the advice from my father to try Melatonin. I bought two 60 pill bottles for $6 and the first night I tried one 3 MG pill. I took it around midnight (long before I usually could fall asleep) and by 12:30 AM I felt really relaxed and tired. This was very rare because I ALWAYS (every night) had to force myself to go to sleep.
This was very rare because I ALWAYS (every night) had to force myself to go to sleep.
I fell asleep short afterward and had a very pleasant vivid dream. I woke up the next day feeling rested and refreshed.

I repeated the dosage night after night and felt the same effect. I have never slept this well since... I can't even remember. Every day I wake up rested and have no more sleep anxiety knowing that all I have to do is take my pill and I WILL sleep. For the longest time I just used alcohol to sleep (5 days a week I would drink). Now I have a safe reliable method. It truely saved my life.

Exp Year: 2008ExpID: 74127
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given
Published: Feb 20, 2019Views: 2,109
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Melatonin (94) : Retrospective / Summary (11), Medical Use (47), Alone (16)

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