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How much melatonin does it take to help increase sleep?

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Melatonin is a natural hormone sleep aid. Studies show that for most people, as little as 0.1 to .3 milligrams may be enough. Experts say that the fast-release melatonin may work better to help you fall asleep than the slow-release formulas.

From: Natural Sleep Aids and Remedies WebMD Medical Reference

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Natural Standard.

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The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center: "Herbal/Plant Therapies" and "Complementary/Integrative Medicine."

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Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on October 25, 2017

SOURCES:

Natural Standard.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database.

The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center: "Herbal/Plant Therapies" and "Complementary/Integrative Medicine."

Drugs.com: "5-HTP."

Medline Plus.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on October 25, 2017

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