Melatonin for sleep: What to know

On May 16, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,, , With No Comments

Melatonin is a natural hormone that the brain releases in response to changes in light. It helps regulate the body’s internal clock, signaling that it is time to go to sleep. Melatonin supplements may help with a wide range of sleep issues, including insomnia, shift work sleep disorder, and sleep…

Is melatonin safe for children?

On November 28, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,, , With No Comments

Some research suggests that melatonin can help treat children with sleeping difficulties. However, it is best to try lifestyle changes or speak to a doctor before giving melatonin to a child. Sleep plays an essential role in overall health and well-being. Sleep is especially important for children as their bodies…

Can you overdose on melatonin?

On November 20, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By , , With No Comments

Melatonin is a popular supplement that many people use to help them fall asleep and stay asleep throughout the night. Melatonin varies in effectiveness from person to person, which may lead to an accidental overdose. A melatonin overdose can cause unwanted and irritating side effects. It is important for people…

Melatonin and alcohol: Are they safe to mix?

On September 29, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,, , With No Comments

Though many people assume natural sleep supplements, such as melatonin, are always safe, it is essential for anyone who starts taking a supplement to learn about its use, effectiveness, and how to take it safely. Alcohol can cause serious complications when taken with melatonin, especially when an accident is involved….

Study finds that melatonin content of supplements varies widely

On February 17, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

Results highlight the need for improved quality control of melatonin supplements. A new study suggests that the melatonin content of dietary supplements often varies widely from what is listed on the label. Results show that melatonin content did not meet within a 10-percent margin of…

Type 2 diabetes: Study explains link to sleep hormone melatonin

On May 17, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Researchers have discovered that increasing levels of the sleep hormone melatonin reduces the ability of insulin-producing cells to release insulin. Also, they found the effect is stronger in people who carry a particular gene variant that is linked to higher risk for type 2 diabetes. After 3 months…

New findings explain the connection between melatonin and type 2 diabetes

On May 17, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

A new experimental and clinical study from Lund University in Sweden shows that the sleep hormone melatonin impairs insulin secretion in people with a common gene variant. “This could explain why the risk of type 2 diabetes is greater among, for instance, overnight workers or people with sleeping disorders”, says…

Melatonin and multiple sclerosis: Why MS symptoms may improve as the days get shorter

On September 24, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

New research from Brigham and Women’s Hospital offers an answer to the MS ‘seasonal paradox’ For patients and clinicians alike, it’s long been a mystery: why do symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS) seem to get better in the winter and worse in the summer? A group led by Francisco…