I occasionally suffer from periods of insomnia. If it’s just a night or two, I can usually handle that. Much longer than that, though, and I’m ready for something to help me sleep. Over-the-counter sleep aids tend to make me groggy the next day and often make it difficult to wake up and get moving when I should.
Melatonin is a naturally occurring substance in your body that triggers your brain that it’s time to go to sleep. It’s sold in the pharmacy in the vitamin section. For me, it’s proven a safe and effective tool for combating insomnia. It doesn’t make me sleepy; it simply settles my mind so that I can rest. It never makes me feel groggy the next day, no matter how late at night I take it. So, if I’m still tossing and turning at one or two o’clock in the morning, I know I can still break down and take a melatonin and still be able to get up the next day.
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