Promotes Healthy Sleep
The most famous use of melatonin is to help with sleep problems. For sleep problems, traditional medical treatment usually involves medication. However, such drugs often lead to long-term dependence and have a long list of possible side effects. Therefore, many seek to cope with the problem with natural remedies.
Research suggests that taking melatonin supplements may help people with circadian rhythm disturbances, such as those who work night shifts, or have trouble sleeping due to jet lag. Melatonin supplements can also be beneficial for those with chronic low melatonin levels, such as schizophrenia or poor sleep quality.
In a 2012 study published in the journal Drugs & Aging, researchers analyzed the effects of long-acting melatonin in treating insomnia in patients aged 55 and over. In the European Union, a dosage of two milligrams of long-acting melatonin is an approved treatment for early insomnia characterized by poor sleep quality.
A randomized, double-blind study showed that two milligrams of long-acting melatonin taken 1–2 hours before bedtime resulted in significant (compared to placebo) improvements in sleep quality and duration, morning activity, and health-related quality of life.
The researchers also noted that, regardless of the duration of the intake (two milligrams of long-acting melatonin), there was no dependence, resistance, the return of insomnia, or withdrawal syndrome.
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