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Sleep Disorders board

I've used both. The melatonin made me very sleepy very quickly, but it also gave me very vivid, disturbing dreams. Also, keep in mind that melatonin is not regulated by the FDA and is considered a food supplement. It seems to be relatively safe, though, since in the US they only use synthetic melatonin, as opposed to "natural" melatonin which is made from ground up bovine pituitary glands. This is why it's banned in Canada.
The Elavil worked fine for me at first but then I built up a tolerance. I also realized that the Elavil was aggravating my PLMD (Periodic Leg Movement Disorder.)
I'm now using Remeron (there are many drugs used for insomnia, and it's kind of hit and miss on which one will work best for you.)