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Ambien vs. Melatonin for Insomnia

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Ambien

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/ 168,009 posts
Other Names: Zolpidem   Ambien CR   Stilnoct   Stillnox   Edluar

Melatonin

OTC
/ 195,856 posts
Other Names: Melatonin (With B6)
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 168,009 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Based on 195,856 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Zolpidem (Ambien, Stilnox) is a prescription drug used for the short-term treatment of insomnia, as well as some brain disorders. It is a short-acting nonbenzodiazepine hypnotic of the imidazopyridine class that potentiates Gamma-Aminobutyri... Read more on Wikipedia
Melatonin , also known chemically as N-acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine, is a naturally occurring compound found in animals, plants and microbes. In animals, circulating levels of the hormone melatonin vary in a daily cycle, thereby allowing the Entr... Read more on Wikipedia
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By blahblah_gc
September 7, 2014
blahblah_gc wrote
My experience with melatonin
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By Mark
August 26, 2014
Mark wrote
Sleep Walking
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By nurseknowledge
August 19, 2014
nurseknowledge wrote
Why Melatonin Isn't The Right Choice
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By quelex
August 1, 2014
quelex wrote
Modafinil and Ambien
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By sam
April 19, 2014
sam wrote
ambien and sore mouth

I never had a sore mouth while taking it, but now after a week of stopping OMGsh my mouth and all my teeth hurt!
Chris  |  August 3, 2014
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By dave riobertson
February 16, 2014
dave riobertson wrote
MELATONIN AND MEMORY LOSS
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By PJ
January 16, 2014
PJ wrote
Extreme (Dangerous) Sleepiness
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By Lisa
November 21, 2013
Lisa wrote
Vomiting
Lisa, this sounds like more than a depression for the realm of family and friends, though a listening ear from someone close is still invaluable. I have some questions to ask you before I give the rest of my comments. Respond here that you got this and we can continue this privately.
K  |  April 20, 2014
Lisa, if you are feeling depressed you should reach out to family or friends. Do you have anyone you can talk to?
March 14, 2014
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By Ay_yo_D
November 20, 2013
Ay_yo_D wrote
Sleep
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By Concern mom
October 6, 2013
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My son has been kn Clonodine and has night terrors even sleep walk. I am consulting with his doc to wean off and start Melatonin. Its tough no matter what we do. Meds overall I hate.
jmwddd3945@gmail.com  |  June 11, 2014
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By Tommy
October 3, 2013
Tommy wrote
ambiem
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By When1Was
August 25, 2013
When1Was wrote
Bad Sleep Aid, Great Creativity Aid
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I've found it is better to take Ambien on an empty stomach. I am able to fall asleep faster and stay asleep. If I take the Ambien on a full stomach it just puts me in a comfortable doze.
August 29, 2014
I have some of the best sex I can't remember on it
Don  |  August 12, 2014
it is that. I've come up with some decent music on it.
June 20, 2014
It is nice to know it help you to do good things. All I do is vomit or get knocked out.
Lisa  |  November 21, 2013
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What patients are saying about Ambien vs. Melatonin

8,621 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
The Melatonin seems to give me better restorative sleep....
...was prescribed Ambien by my neuro and suffered no ill effects. However, I have switched to Melatonin and haven't needed ...time. The Melatonin seems to give me better restorative sleep....
Melatonin. I had tried that and it seems to work. but the...
...me on Ambien when i cant sleep, i have has the sleeping problem since my surgery but they also told me when im not taking the Ambien to take Melatonin. I had tried that and it seems to work. but...
so so for me but others have had success made me too groggy...
...it worked so so for me but others have had success made me too groggy in the morning couldnt clear my head for hours. Then ofcourse there is ambien bu...
I've taken melatonin but it just doesn't work. 2 doesn't at...
...melatonin but it just doesn't work. 2 doesn't ...ambien which works like a charm but I am very groggy and hit a wall half way through the day. A...
does not do anything for me. I've started melatonin...it...
...does not do anything for me. I've started melatonin...it...
extra one because I wasn't falling asleep. I had a seizure...
...Melatonin worked great for me, except one night I took an extra one because I wasn't falling asleep. I had a seizure in my sleep. My doctor just recently put me on Ambien and it is working...
I am now taking melatonin and it has helped somewhat,...
...in my mouth. Ambien worked for a while but I built up a great tolerance to it. I think it has helped to wrosen my depression. I am now taking melatonin and it has helped somewhat, about 4-5...
and have RLS.� My doc called and suggested Melatonin my help...
...weeks from a partial knee replacement and have RLS.� My doc called and suggested Melatonin my help.� He ...tried Melatonin and didn't do anything to help.  Doc put me on Ambian and it works.  Le...
I feel the next day. Before surgery melatonin worked great...
...of trouble! I take ambien and feel bad the next day and then try melatonin and up ...but no luck. Ambien works but I hate how I feel the next day. Before surgery melatonin worked great for me...
sleep, but I have very vivid dreams and am very restless...
...fine but I have a hard time getting to sleep. So the Doc gave me ambian and works great. Personally melatonin puts my a deep sleep, but I have very vivid dreams and am very restless all tide...
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