I studied tons of Melatonin, looking for Timed Release, as well as the 3mg dosage, and then also without horrible fillers and junk. Decided on the Natrol. It's ingredient list wasn't too objectionable to me...as some had filler ingredients that I try to stay away from. First, you should study up on Melatonin. It's not just for sleeping. It's an immune system and inflammation regulator amongst many things. Some doctors reports I read say they have treated and eliminated autoimmune disease in their practices with it.... Anyway, 3 mg is considered the max dose and the dose I wanted to try. If you get headaches or depression, then you need to drop to 2 or 1 mg. But 3mg has been perfect for me. Knocks me out and I am sleeping ALL night. Oddly, I go to sleep on my back and wake up on my back...never moving. I also don't remember dreams, which I miss.... Melatonin is apparently known for making you dream crazy dreams but I am sleeping so hard I don't remember any dreams at all. Also, I used to get up 2-3 times at night to urinate. Now, the melatonin makes me sleep through the full bladder....and so I awake with a really full bladder... but at least I am sleeping and can tell a difference in my energy level during the day. Timed release is key.... Also, be careful, the first night I took it, I did get up to the bathroom and was so woosy I nearly fell over. It wasn't a drunk feeling; it was an equilibrium feeling... I do take it right before lying down though, because if you take it earlier and it hits before you are in bed, it makes my eyes so heavy and tired, it's like a headache. So I'd rather take it and immediately get in bed and let it hit me there.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Jul 06, 2011 | Verified Purchase
This seems to have just the right potency to aid my sleeping without any hint of morning hangover.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Jul 04, 2011 | Verified Purchase
Fast acting and works!
Posted by iHerb Customer on Jun 12, 2011 | Verified Purchase
Definitely lasts much longer than normal melatonin. Would recommend this
Posted by iHerb Customer on Mar 14, 2011 | Verified Purchase
I have found these tablets to be excellent . I use them to break undesired sleep patterns. They work and are also excellent value.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Feb 04, 2011 | Verified Purchase
Have been using this product for a week now and I can say it worked from day 1. The slow release helps a lot, particularly when you wake up in the middle of the night...before you know it, you've dropped off again. Have not had any drowsy or heavy head symptoms in the morning either. I take it about 1 hour before bed time with a malt drink.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Nov 18, 2017 | Verified Purchase
It’s my first time of using the Time Release and I would have to say I’d rather use the regular one ! It doesn’t seem to help me go to sleep straight away like the regular one does. Takes me hours some nights, which can be frustrating. So I’m going to use the regular one in future.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Oct 12, 2010 | Verified Purchase
Worked well for my mom who had insomnia for several years...
Posted by iHerb Customer on Feb 07, 2018 | Verified Purchase
I buy this often for my daughter. She sleeps well and has no issues with it. Recommend the time release one.
Posted by iHerb Customer on Feb 04, 2018 | Verified Purchase
Posted by iHerb Customer on Jan 31, 2018 | Verified Purchase
I've been taking these TIME-RELEASE tablets for years and they've always done their job. Highly recommended.