Evidence for the Benefits of Melatonin
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|Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome (DSPS)|
|Insomnia in the Elderly|
in Children with
in Healthy People
(free radical scavenging)
|Chemotherapy Side Effects|
|Circadian Rhythm Entraining|
(in blind persons)
|High Blood Pressure|
|Sleep Disturbances Due to Pineal Region Brain Damage|
|Ultraviolet Light Skin Damage Protection|
|REM Sleep Behavior Disorder|
|Sleep in Asthma|
|Work Shift Sleep Disorder||
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)|
|HIV / AIDS|
|Insomnia (of unknown origin|
in the non-elderly)
|Periodic Limb Movement Disorder|
|Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)|
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"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."