Jenelle Evans’ Latest Health Issue Is Nothing to Take Lightly

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Jenelle EvansJenelle Evans is an interesting character, to say the least. From her whirlwind wedding and those assault charges she filed to her stint in rehab and rekindled romance, the attention-loving Teen Mom star and Twitter fiend has been all over the place the past few months. Which is why it's CRAZY to me that she and I actually have something in common. That something? A seriously annoying health issue.

A sleeping problem, to be exact. Jenelle recently tweeted a picture of a bottle of melatonin with the caption: "Courtland's suggestion for restless sleep :)." Well let me level with ya here, sister. Believe me, after dealing with a severe sleeping problem for about a month, I know it's frustrating when you can't sleep through the night. The bad news? Melatonin may not do the trick. It didn't for me, anyway.

First things first, let's talk about what melatonin is. A natural hormone made by your body's pineal gland, melatonin is released into the blood at night and makes you feel less alert. Levels stay elevated for about 12 hours from 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. People take it to elevate natural levels one to 20 times the normal amount to help onset sleep. It's the only hormone available here in the U.S. without a prescription, and it's sold as a dietary supplement.

I tried taking melatonin for a few weeks when I couldn't sleep, and found it ineffective. A friend of mine said it took a few weeks for it to feel like it worked for her, and hey, that's great. I opted for a non-addictive sleep aid, instead, and thankfully it's worked wonders.

This is what I know: When my sleep problem was at its worst -- I felt irritable all the time. I felt drowsy and just unenthusiastic about all of my day-to-day tasks. I hope that whatever Jenelle is going through, she finds something to help her. We've seen that she has an explosive personality as it is. God only knows what she'll do on little sleep.

Watch Jenelle talk about her choice to take melatonin, here:

Apr 18, 2013 | Why I chose a sleeping aid and multivitamins :) by nellzevans on

Have you ever dealt with a sleeping problem?


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nonmember avatar Liza

Can someone tell me why Courtland's continually looking at his phone instead of the road? That made me nervous..

Nina Trasin Jerome

Total waste of time to read or watch this.

nonmember avatar Adams

I have a heathy tip for u :) a seatbelt and ur husband not looking at his phone wi'll driving

nonmember avatar Quincy

Did you really waste the time to type this out? Why??

Lucie Searle Maldonado Simerson

your kidding me right cancer or something yes put that up but sleeping problems half the u.s.a has those including me and i'm not in the news maybe it's guilt for her acting like a imature daughter and mother is making her toss or turn and so it should shame on you you should worry about that handsome lil boy every night from your bad behaver your so lucky your mum was smart enough too get custody you should have sleepless nights the rest of your life I'm sorry but I have too say it i feel bad over the bipolar illness and that could be part of it but you've been told over and over too leave this men alone and put your child first and I could care less you girls were suppose too make other girls not want to go get pregnant young and you all turned it into a joke and half of ya'll is pregnant again and differant baby dads really sad anymore no -one cares!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

Emy Cleary

She's an attention whore. And this article was worthless to even write....or read.

Billie Evans

i have sever sleeping problems as well and i would love to know what Emily Abbate is taking because i have tried EVERYTHING as well as prescription and nothing has helped for me it really is a horrible problem to deal with.

Lori Blank

Who gives a sh......... Her poor Mom, she's probably my age, we're too old to be raising babies. I'll bet her Mom doesn't sleep that well either, she's raising her child

Whitney Giddens

take some tylenol pm and stfu! Seriously you and half of america suffer from sleep issues. Mine are because i wake up everytime i hear a noise becasue i have three kids to take care of... Hers is probably from snorting to much coke or meth, drinking, an abusive spouse, the list goes on... GROW UP HONEY.

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