Melatonin vs Rozerem

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Melatonin is a hormone found naturally in the body. Melatonin used as medicine is usually made synthetically in a laboratory. It is most commonly available in pill form, but melatonin is also available in forms that can be placed in the cheek or under the tongue. This allows the melatonin to be absorbed directly into the body. People use melatonin to adjust the body’s internal clock. It is used for jet lag, for adjusting sleep-wake cycles in people whose daily work schedule changes (shift-work disorder), and for helping blind people establish a day and night cycle.This medication is used to treat sleeplessness (insomnia). It helps you fall asleep faster so you can get a full night's rest. Sleep is important for your ability to function, think clearly, and remain alert. Lack of sleep can cause problems such as depression, heart disease and accidents. Getting enough sleep allows your mind and body to repair itself and increases your energy throughout the day. Ramelteon works like a natural substance called melatonin that is produced by your body. It helps regulate your sleep-wake cycle (circadian rhythm).
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guest | 10.12.13
Melatonin does help me to sleep but I am having a problem with my top number for my blood pressure. It is in the 50 and 60s. Can the melatonin be causing this?
guest | 03.12.13
I try not to take it too frequently for precaution; however, I do try to take maybe 3-5 times a week at best.
miserableoldfart | 02.12.13
Started taking 3 mg long ago, and it worked. Have reduced dosage to about 5/6 mg with no loss of effect. Lifetime insomniac, and this has worked wonders, but I've been taking it for a long time and am having issues with fatigue in daytime and will be trying to go for some time without.
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guest | 10.01.13
I was prescribed Rozerem by a sleep specialist following an overnight sleep lab test. Following surgery for a brain (pituitary tumor) issue with serious post op complications. One chronic complication is a disruption of the circadian rhythm (think chronic jet lag!). I had tried OTC melatonin which turned out to be useless because the active ingredient is mostly destroyed in the digestive process. But the first metabolite of Rozerem mimics melatonin because it binds to the melatonin receptors in the brain. Because I have a neurological condition, all other sleep meds were abysmal failures. Rozerem is the only one that really gives me 7-8 hours of sound sleep and I have been taking it for six years! Other sleep meds may work for run of the mill insomnia, but for insomnia resulting from chronic disruption of the circadian rhythm, Rozerem is IT!
Bugeyes | 06.07.12
This med worked for a week and a half then it just stopped. It just stopped. Iquit taking it for 3 days then went back but cannot fall asleep for 4 hrs and that's with a pm pill added in. I don't care for it and I paid a fortune for it.