Many who are in search of a natural sleep aid, first reach for melatonin. As many people know, melatonin is actually a hormone produced by the pineal glad within the body and only is effective for some.
It's important to know that melatonin is a sleep regulator, not a sleep initiator. It has a time and place (e.g. helping the body adjust to new time zones during travel), but it may not be on your night stand.
Most of the sleep aids containing melatonin have significantly more than the recommended dosage. This is often results in side effects from melatonin supplementation including next-day drowsiness, some compare to a Benadryl hangover.
No melatonin? No problem. We understand. You still want a sleep supplement made with natural, quality ingredients, but don't want to feel tired, mentally-drained, and not able to perform your best.
According to this WebMD article, melatonin can cause next-day drowsiness and, less-frequently, depression:
Read this blogger's interesting experience with using melatonin for one week:
This article published by Michael J. Breus, PhD (The Sleep Doctor) explains why not to take melatonin:
A HuffPost article mentioning the downsides of melatonin supplementation:
A blog article on SleepSherpa.com:
What Amazon customers are saying about melatonin-containing supplements:
Countless Reddit users are searching for an alternative:
What's your experience with sleep supplements and melatonin been like? Share your experience below!