Is this an ancient Chinese secret? Never heard to eat Chinese food just before bed.
No doper here, Rex. Don't even drink. Never have.
I worked with a woman who was a former heroin addict...she was really messed up and mean. She said she needed 20mg of melatonin to sleep at night because she had terrible insomnia, so, maybe going to 10mg like suggested is worth a try.
I'd also check to see contraindications .
Hope you can get to sleep soon and deep and long.