Has anyone here had experience with taking Melatonin and having it increase your glucose? A friend told me that as we age our bodies produce less Melatonin and she takes it every night to help with sleep. I have no trouble falling asleep but I often wake during the night and have trouble going back to sleep. (I know at least in part that this is stress related.) I decided to try Melatonin on my friend's advice. I noticed an immediate increase in my morning fasting glucose and had difficulty getting it down. And not just a little increase. I went on an internet search and discovered that this is a common side affect of Melatonin in diabetics. I am very frustrated with myself. Normally I am much more careful about researching anything new before taking it. I am even more disappointed in my doctor who did not warn me of this when I asked her about it. "Sure, go ahead and try it, just don't take too much." Gee. Thanks.
I am just wondering if anyone here has had this experience with Melatonin. More importantly, I would like to know if anyone here can suggest some NATURAL sleep aides, especially for diabetics. I am not interested in prescription or over the counter drugs. I am familiar with ValerianRoot and have used it in the past. It just isn't working as well as it used. to. Thanks in advance for your input.
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