In the news recently there have been lots of articles on melatonin. Melatonin is a hormone that occurs naturally in your body. It helps control your sleep patterns.
The NHS writes that you can take a manmade version of melatonin for short-term sleep problems (insomnia). It makes you fall asleep quicker and less likely to wake up during the night. It can also help with symptoms of jetlag.
Melatonin is used to treat sleep problems in people aged 55 and over.
It can sometimes be prescribed to help with sleep problems in children and to prevent headaches in adults.
Melatonin is available on prescription only. It comes as slow-release tablets and a liquid that you drink.
However, Penn Live writes that the use of over-the-counter melatonin as a sleep aid is on the rise. But a new study has found some people may be taking it at dangerously…
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