I have had Insomnia for more than 20 years. I have been taking Unisom every night for 20 years, finally I started trying everything, Nothing worked for sleep, till I looked up Insomnia in the Nutritional Healing book, it said Inositol was one of the items as it helps you to fall asleep and get you into REM deep sleep. I have been taking it every night with great success, 7-1/2 hours of deep restful sleep, No more Unisom or the Unisom's terrible side effects.
Inositol has changed my life for the better, or should I say the Best.
Inositol helps with seratonim. In some cases low levels of inisitol can cause constipation.
Israeli research found it as effective as prozac or luvox for some problems, such as OCD. Dr. Mendel Fux (Israeli researcher) uses up to 18 grams - 6 teaspoons of the powder daily. (can be bought at a reasonable price on Amazon. ) Some people are helped with as little as 2 grams (less than a teaspoon a day.)
It can take, for many people, up to six weeks or more to see benefits.
Inositol helps with depression, anxiety, ocd, trichotillomania, fatty liver, pcos, metabolic syndrome, .
It is being studied also for bipolar, neuropathy, attention deficit disorder, adhd, alzheimers, resperatory problems in babies, and more.
Experimentally, inositol dosages of up to 18 g daily have been tried for various conditions.
One can try using it with some Vitamin C powder.
It might be better to start slowly and build up gradually.