Avoid Mix-Ups Among Melatonin 0.3 mg, 3 mg, and 5 mg
The shift AWAY from using sleep meds (zolpidem, benzos, etc) in the hospital may lead to more melatonin orders for insomnia.
Traditional sleep meds can increase the risk of delirium and falls.
Melatonin is appealing because it seems safer. But it only modestly reduces time to fall asleep...and doesn't improve total sleep time much, either.