You have to be careful taking 5 htp. Only take it when it is absolutely necessary. I use it when I suffer from slight depression. Taking just one tablet corrects the imbalance, my mood returns to normal and then I can forget about the rest of the tablets in the bottle. I keep a bottle at home, just in case.
Does 5 HTP make you sleepy? It doesn’t work like sleep-inducing medications, which can make you feel very drowsy, but it may help you to feel more relaxed — which allows you to sleep more easily. It’s been found that it works especially well for combating insomnia when taken with GABA and valerian root, which also have calming effects. This combination may decrease the time needed to fall asleep.