In recent years, as I have gradually entered the threshold of menopause, I've found it very hard, at times, to sleep. That can be good, if you write, like I do, and you're able to stay awake for hours, working. It isn't the most healthful thing in the world, however, and, in fact, can lead to health problems, if you don't do something about it. I didn't want to have to depend on prescription medications for insomnia, because of the possible side-effects and also, because I didn't want to risk getting dependent on them. Fortunately, there are alternative remedies available to help with sleeplessness. I frequently buy alternative medicine products from Swanson Health Products and have always been pleased with the results I get. I decided to purchase Swanson Premium Brand Melatonin, after reading an article about how lack of sleep depletes melatonin levels, which could result in serious health issues. Also, I was so tired of being tired and not able to sleep more than 2-3 hours a day. I received my order in less than a week and I felt a difference the first night I took it. Within 35 minutes, I drifted off to sleep and, even though I had to get up about 2 times to go to the restroom during the night, I was able to quickly resume sleep. That, in itself, was a small miracle, because, usually, once I wake up, I can't go back to sleep. I felt very rested in the morning and even felt as though my concentration was better. I wasn't as irritable, either, something my husband really appreciated. It only cost me $2.59 for a bottle of 120 tabs.