As described above, melatonin is extremely safe. It is a hormone that your body makes naturally. Its use in a supplement form is also believed to be quite safe. It is not habit-forming and you will not become "addicted" or dependent upon it. Therefore, if you find it to be helpful in improving your sleep, you may use it on a nightly basis without fear of adverse consequences. There is some caution advised in children and pregnant women due to its potential effects on other hormones. Side effects are not usually problematic, but these will resolve with discontinuation of the medication.
Screen name: goodgrrl2003 , because goodgirl2003 was taken.
After "TRL" aired each day, I'd double-check with my mom to make sure I could use our one phone line to get on the internet. (She usually gave me an hour.) Then, I'd hop on my desktop computer and discuss the music videos that the daily countdown show featured. With AIM, we didn't have to wait until homeroom the next day to talk Backstreet Boys, Korn, Limp Bizkit or Juvenile and how high their videos ranked on "TRL." (It was an interesting time in pop music.) We could just scoot on over to our computers and have a private conversation without parents or siblings meddling close by, even if you were like me and had a time limit on how long you could keep the phone line tied up.