I have significant sleep issues like many here that have gotten. Better since onset. I’m 6-ish months off fin and I now can pretty much count on 6 hours with only 1-2 wakeups. I usually get 3.5 - 5 hours in one session and then 1-2 addition sessions of 1 hour, sometimes up to 2 hours long. It is getting noticeably better but slowly. 5 hours straight regularly even one month ago would’ve been monumental.
I do not have issues going to sleep, or Very rarely do now. My issue is sleep quality and staying asleep. I take 0.5mg remFresh time release melatonin each night as I’m laying down to try and keep me asleep or make it easier to fall back asleep. I have been taking this for about 4-5 weeks now and it seems to help.
I have been doing much better during this time period with regards to mood and am trying not to mix things up because of this. However, I do not want to become dependent on melatonin long term. I have tried twice recently to not take it and results have been the same both times. My sleep time is fine, pretty much the same but my second session might be a little worse or shorter…… maybe, for the most part it feels the same. However, both times I’ve tried it I wake up with much lower mood and I feel very tired throughout the day. I am wondering if my sleep quality may be worse even though sleep time is the same.
My questions are:
- does anyone have similar results with melatonin? Does it improve sleep quality for some?
- Anyone that takes it regularly, so you have similar results if not taking it?
- Is my concern about getting reliant on melatonin substantial? Has anyone taken melatonin mid/long-term to get through the insomnia hump and successfully weened off later? If so, how long and how did you ween off?
Any other recommendations that anyone has on this topic?