I also have insomnia. Melatonin is pretty tame. TBH, it doesn't work for me. I dislike taking pills / meds of any sort, but getting older it's difficult to steer away from all that shit. I am taking Tradazone for sleep now, that shit doesn't help either. It's meant for depression but a side effect is that it is supposed to help with sleep. I am not depressed, but I am not exactly overjoyed with a bunch of stuff right now. Being paranoid to take pills (of any kind) is not necessarily a bad thing. The longer you can stay healthy and avoid that shit the better.