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Melatonin, also known chemically as N-acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine, is a naturally occurring compound found in animals, plants, and microbes. In animals, circulating levels of the hormone melatonin vary in a daily cycle, thereby allowing the entrainment of the circadian rhythms of several biological functions.
Study sheds new light on poor sleep conditions during Antarctic summer

Study sheds new light on poor sleep conditions during Antarctic summer

People living without artificial lights also skimp on sleep, study finds

People living without artificial lights also skimp on sleep, study finds

Melatonin content of dietary supplements shows wide variability, study finds

Melatonin content of dietary supplements shows wide variability, study finds

New clinical practice guideline provides evidence-based analyses of specific insomnia drugs

New clinical practice guideline provides evidence-based analyses of specific insomnia drugs

Returning to nature can improve sleep patterns

Returning to nature can improve sleep patterns

Physician explains how poor or low-quality sleep hinders common resolutions

Physician explains how poor or low-quality sleep hinders common resolutions

Exposure to insecticides that mimic melatonin could put people at higher risk for diabetes

Exposure to insecticides that mimic melatonin could put people at higher risk for diabetes

Electro-acupuncture may be effective in treating sleep disturbances in women with breast cancer

Electro-acupuncture may be effective in treating sleep disturbances in women with breast cancer

Walnuts could be key to happier state-of-mind in young healthy men

Walnuts could be key to happier state-of-mind in young healthy men

Study offers new insight into why some women have difficulty in falling pregnant

Study offers new insight into why some women have difficulty in falling pregnant

New study examines genetic factors underlying poor tolerance to shift work

New study examines genetic factors underlying poor tolerance to shift work

Vanderbilt sleep specialists offer tips to manage daylight saving time transition

Vanderbilt sleep specialists offer tips to manage daylight saving time transition

Regulating mealtimes during days off can help alleviate jet-lag in long-haul cabin crew

Regulating mealtimes during days off can help alleviate jet-lag in long-haul cabin crew

Prescription sleep aids may stimulate suicidal thoughts or actions

Prescription sleep aids may stimulate suicidal thoughts or actions

Melatonin appears to suppress growth of breast cancer stem cells

Melatonin appears to suppress growth of breast cancer stem cells

Research highlights interaction between biological clock and sleep loss at regional brain level

Research highlights interaction between biological clock and sleep loss at regional brain level

NLCs packed with melatonin could increase effectiveness of tamoxifen drug

NLCs packed with melatonin could increase effectiveness of tamoxifen drug

Late sleep timing linked to lower BMI, poorer diet quality and lower physical activity

Late sleep timing linked to lower BMI, poorer diet quality and lower physical activity

Melatonin can be of great value for elderly people suffering from hypertension

Melatonin can be of great value for elderly people suffering from hypertension

Sleep hormone melatonin may be responsible for type 2 diabetes risk among overnight workers

Sleep hormone melatonin may be responsible for type 2 diabetes risk among overnight workers