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|Couples who are trying to conceive a baby and pregnant women should avoid this hormone.|
Just found this message and I think I have real-life experience with melatonin inhibiting ovulation. I took melatonin for a week last month because I wasn't sleeping at night. I knew it might affect ovulation, but I hoped that taking it for only one week and after my last O, maybe it wouldn't affect my next O. Well, I skipped O'ing this month (I just started anovulatory bleeding), something that rarely ever happens. So I think the melatonin *did* affect my ovulation. :
I'm going to the store to get more Benadryl because I think that's the safest thing for me to take at this time so I can get some sleep. (I take one near bedtime and it helps me fall and stay asleep.) Major insomnia here. I'm also going to change some bedtime routines and try to read a book or meditate near bedtime.
Huh. The only thing I've ever heard about melatonin is that your brain CANNOT naturally release it unless you are sleeping in pitch dark. So dark that if you put your hand up in front of your face you shouldn't be able to see it. This is how we sleep after we found this out. HUbby has gotten really good at blocking out the bedroom windows.
I don't know if that info will help anyone on this thread, but I just learned about it not too long ago.