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2206935 tn?1373638605

when does melatonin/sleeping spray starts to work?

hi im 19yrs with insomnia since october 2011
have fatigue and yawn all day

today i started using melatonin /sleeping spray
shall i wait some more days for it to work??
i couldnt sleep
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Hello and hope you are doing well.

Melatonin will not show immediate results. Melatonin is a hormone naturally present in everyone's body that helps regulate when we go to sleep.  Melatonin is sometimes given to help insomnia (along with other melatonin agonists) but they generally only provide a relatively small benefit.  That said, they're probably pretty safe (though sometimes expensive).  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia is the preferred treatment for insomnia and a Harvard study in 2004 demonstrated it's at least as effective, if not more so, than medications and doesn't suffer the side effects or long term expense of medications.  

Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
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1622896 tn?1562364967
COMMUNITY LEADER
Hi if you are not happy with your meds go back and see the Doctor , but it is only the first day , please give it time ,take care
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Oh yes you should see if it works! Anything to sleep, right
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