When I remember, I take 3mg Melatonin at night and I think it does help. But it's not a reliable substitute for a good sleep drug (which can have all kinds of untoward consequences). I don't know where you live, but in my state medical marijuana (MMJ) is legal and my sleep had gotten to be so bad (especially with all the interruptions from PD) that I decided to try MMJ. I am now experimenting with it and I think it will provide the sleep help that I need. I have another friend with Fibro who also uses MMJ for pain and sleep and it's helping her, too.
The MMJ I am using has no psychotropic element. It doesn't make me high. It is just the fraction of cannabis (cannabidiol) that is for deep relaxation, pain and inflammation relief and sleeping. I, personally, would actually go to considerable lengths to avoid Big Pharma's opioids and similar. But that's a personal decision. Drugs like Ambien, Lunesta, and others in that class, often turn out to have lots of negative consequences in the long run.
That said, what's the best way to ensure that you're getting what you pay for with CBD?
Like you, I am also not interested in MMJ and have not heard that it is effective in sleep disorders.
Well that is VERY interesting, then! I have only tried the recreational weed in the past, specifically to aid sleep but did not find it very effective (it induces relaxation but because of the high, it didn't allow for good restful sleep - I still had to take a sleeping tablet to fall asleep). Sounds like I should investigate this MMJ after all. Is it kidney-friendly?