Melatonin

Melatonin Supplements Are Poisoning Children

Melatonin Supplements Are Poisoning Children

Photo: Patrick Sison (AP) New research suggests that kids are increasingly getting poisoned by supplements containing melatonin, an over-the-counter sleep aid. Reported pediatric poison control calls involving melatonin have skyrocketed over the past decade, as have reported hospitalizations and other serious outcomes, the study found. More needs to be done to keep young children safe …

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New Research Finds a Higher Dose of Melatonin Improved Sleep

New Research Finds a Higher Dose of Melatonin Improved Sleep

In a study published in The Journal of Pineal Research, 5 mg of melatonin increased total sleep time compared to placebo. In a small study of healthy adults aged 55 and older, 5 mg of melatonin increased total sleep time compared to placebo. Although recent research by the University of Cambridge and Fudan University found …

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