Benefits of Melatonin

Benefits of Melatonin

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Jet Lag
Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome (DSPS)
Insomnia in the Elderly
Sleep Disturbances

in Children with
Neuro-Psychiatric Disorders

Sleep Enhancement
in Healthy People
Antioxidant
(free radical scavenging)
Benzodiazepine Tapering
Chemotherapy Side Effects
Circadian Rhythm Entraining
(in blind persons)
Headache Prevention
High Blood Pressure
(hypertension)
Preoperative Sedation
/ Anxiolysis
Sleep Disturbances Due to Pineal Region Brain Damage
Smoking Cessation
Ultraviolet Light Skin Damage Protection
Cancer Treatment
Depression
(sleep disturbances)
Glaucoma
REM Sleep Behavior Disorder
Sleep in Asthma
Stroke
Tardive Dyskinesia
Work Shift Sleep Disorder
Bipolar Disorder
(sleep disturbances)
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Alzheimer’s Disease
(sleep disorders)
HIV / AIDS
Insomnia (of unknown origin
in the non-elderly)
Parkinson’s Disease
Periodic Limb Movement Disorder
Rett Syndrome
(female children)
Schizophrenia
(sleep disorders)
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
Seizure Disorder
(children)
Thrombocytopenia
(low platelets)

The information above is summarized from the Mayo Clinic. To see the information above in a list rather than as mouse-overs, see our evidence list page.

“Recently, melatonin supplementation in rats was shown to slow age-related decline in the morphology and function of the skin … Melatonin has also been proposed as a potential therapeutic agent against age-related diseases of the brain, and even against brain aging per se.” – (Ouroboros – Research in the biology of aging)

“Women with PMS appear to have lower levels of melatonin, a powerful hormone that regulates sleep. One small study that simulated air travel reported that melatonin was helpful in reducing stress in PMS women, but controlled studies are needed to determine any real benefit.” (drkoop.com)

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