Thanks Niki. I was hoping if I could get my hot flashes during sleep under control then I would sleep better....it hasn't happened. In fact, today I am SO hot! Do you know if there are any other side effects on taking the Valerian? Feeling like you have a hangover the next morning would not be fun! How much are you taking or how much is the smaller dose? I've heard some negative information on Melatonin. I'm so jealous now when I hear people say they sleep all night..... and to think I USED to be one of those people!