Pros: Relaxes you, helps you get to sleep faster, and help you Stay asleep longer.
I have had trouble sleeping for quite some time now, probably about two years, however the problem has goteen incresingly worse over time and as I have gotten a bit older. I have gone through so many nights of either not being able to get to sleep in the first place, waking up during the night and not being able to get back to sleep, or else doing lots of tossing and turning and not being able to get into that deep restful REM sleep that everyone needs. I have tried so many different products to help me sleep over the past two years, including products containing natural ingredients such as valerian, l-tryptopan, chamomile as well as Pharmaceutical products such as Diphenhydramine HCl.
While these products helped me a little bit in my attempts to fall asleep, some working a bit better than others, some relaxed me somewhat so I could fall asleep a bit more easily- none of them worked well enough; it was still taking me up to two hours to fall asllep and even then I was not sleeping soumdly through the night.
Then a friend recommened the swanson website to me, so I took a look at the sleeping products listed there. I decided to try the Melatonin 3 mg. Now while this product didn't work immediately, it did start to work after I had taken it for about a week. I think my body needed to get used to it. It is all natural and it works with your body's own sleep and wake cycles to help induce a restful night's sleep. It makes me quite relaxed within fifteen minutes of taking it and helps me fall asleep within 45 min of taking it. To me, that is pretty awesome, compared to what I have taken in the past! The directions say to take one pill, but I have found that two pills work better for me, however for many other people one pill probably works just fine. Melatonin also gives antioxidant support and it supports normal sleep patterns that the body seems to lose over time, due to age, stress, and other factors.
Melatonin is not a fancy sleep product, it is a natural and basic single ingredient sleep product, but I have found that this simple pill has worked well for me, especially if I take two of them. I highly recommend that you give ths product a try; I think it might give you similar results to what I have achieved with it. It is very reasonable tp purchase - you can get a 120 caplet bottle for $2.39 at Swansonvitamins.com, so it is an extremely good buy for what the product does.