Citation: Clayton. "Calm Dreams, Smooth Sailings: An Experience with Melatonin (exp40474)". Erowid.org. May 25, 2006. erowid.org/exp/40474
During the first month of 2005, I ran into an over-the-counter medicine known as melatonin. I was surprised to see it listed as a 'smart drug'. I read up to find it's many uses for sleep disorders, etc.
When I first took it [3-4 MG], I was quite surprised of the feeling I awoke with. It gives the ability to put me to sleep much easier than I normally can and seems to create a deeper sleep in the process. I find myself waking up in a 6 or 7 hour time range rather than 9 to 10 and still feeling very awake.
I noticed its calming effect on dreams. It seems to give me a very smooth dream that deals with many personal issues and settles them out, making me contain a much more up-beat attitude and greater perspective on life the following day. Several articles and reports have claimed on possible headaches of sorts, but in my month of taking, I have never experienced such a thing.
And though I try not to make this seem like such an effective drug, it truly is if I'm looking for something to smooth out some sleeping issues and wish for a good mood the next day.
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