So far today I have not noticed any heartburn which is nice. I usually start to feel it about 1 1/2 hours after breakfast and it has been 3 hours. I am still feeling tired though. I was a little tired this morning, but that was no different than any other morning, so I just figured it would wear off but it hasn't so far. As far as my sleep goes, as long as I get 8-9 hours of sleep, regardless of how many times I wake up through the night, I feel rested and ready to go all day. I'm wondering if taking it a little earlier, 1 1/2 hours before bedtime, it won't have as strong of an effect on my drowsiness the next day. I wouldn't mind if the sleepiness effect wears off as long as the effectiveness in preventing heartburn works.
I have also been reading other possible benefits to melatonin in that as the body ages, it produces less and when taking it as a supplement, it helps with reducing the many problems of aging. There's no hard evidence that any of this is true as no proper studies have been done, but it is used by people for these reasons as well as in some cancer treatments as it is believed that it is a antioxidant and reduces the chances of a lot of things from happening. Not sure what all to believe or not to believe. As melatonin is a hormone and not a natural herb, if it helps with my heartburn then I may stop taking it after a few weeks or so and see how I feel. I will just have to see how things go and decide what to do when the time comes I guess. I may just down the dosage amount if anything. If a lower dosage does the same thing for me as a higher dosage, then it may be worth it. And cheaper as well.
I hope your endoscopy goes good and you get good news. I'm all about trying to find a way to get my body to heal and work right naturally instead of having surgery, but in the end, sometimes natural remedies just don't work based on what the original cause of the problem is.