Here's the deal - I'm suffering from excessive daytime sleepiness for 7 years now. Tried EVERYTHING. The only thing that helps is Ritalin or Provigil, but not always, and there are side effects.
I also tried Melatonin for a while. I tried 3mg and 1mg before bed. 3mg usually made me overly sleepy (even more than usual) the next day.
I've purchased 10mg capsules (I thought I'd split them), but last night I tried taking one.
I woke up naturally after 12 hours (this is normal, if I don't set an alarm), but now I feel completely alert (usually about now I'd be feeling drowsy).
I've read that 10mg is A LOT, but I wonder if it is justified for some cases.