I would start with one and then it became 2 to do the same effect then 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and yes even 8 a night to do the same effect one did just a few months ago.
So, my warning is just to be aware of how much you "need" it. I love sleeping aides. I love having control over how long it takes me it get to sleep.
I still crave the sleeping aides even after a year and a half off of them. It is tough sometimes. But, my goal is to remember what happened to me before the age of 6 and I know I won't be able to remember if I keep taking the pills.
Please take gentle care of yourselfs and thank you for this website.