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Exogenous melatonin is really only in the body for about 6 hours. It is not so much a sleeping pill in that it will not increase the length of your sleep by delaying waking, but it will incrase length fo sleep by helping you fall asleep FASTER. From your post it sounds like this is your problem. You go to bed but then cannot fall asleep for 30-60 min, or worse correct?
Melatnonin can be thought to "reset" your biological clock and prepare you for sleep, and in this way can help elminate the delay between when you go to bed and when you actually go to sleep, therebye increasing rest. This being said, you can see how melatonin will not make waking difficult, as it should have cleared your system, and may infact leave you waking earlier as you have gone to sleep earlier as well.