Our expert says:
OK, Melatonin is not necessarily helpful in a situation like yours. Remember that even if a substance, like Melatonin, may occur naturally in the body, in very small amounts in particular parts of it, that does not mean that taking very large amounts of it by mouth ( even supposing they survive digestion and get absorbed at all ) is "natural" or likely to be helpful. Only proper and careful testing can clarify that question.
"Natural" is like "organic", a word p[opular among cynical advertising folks, and not necessarily meaning anything helpful. The other day I was offered some "organic coffee". Unless constructed in someone's chemistry set, ALL coffee is "organic" and the word is meaningless. If it's supposed to suggest to me that the beans grew on a really happy bush, that doesn't really work for me.
Beware of the dangers of taking sedatives and sleeping pills, then, when waking later and still groggy from their effects, taking more while not able to concentrate properly.
And although some plls like Stilnox are designed to be shorter-acting so as to avoid a hangover effect the next morning, that depends on taking them and going to sleep earlier in the night - take a further dose later in the night and there may well be a hangover.
It really sounds as though the best thing would be for you to see a good local psychiatrist for a re-assessment and review of the situation, the diagnosis and the treatment plan, as major changes might help improve the situation significantly
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