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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 light on night work−cancer link

Study sheds light on night work−cancer link

Irregular patterns of sleep and wakefulness linked to lower grades among college students

Irregular patterns of sleep and wakefulness linked to lower grades among college students

Delayed eating can increase weight and negatively affect fat metabolism

Delayed eating can increase weight and negatively affect fat metabolism

Meal-times help to regulate our body clock, study finds

Meal-times help to regulate our body clock, study finds

Sleep disturbances, long and short duration of sleep may increase risk of dementia and lung cancer

Sleep disturbances, long and short duration of sleep may increase risk of dementia and lung cancer

Exposure to blue light increases athletes' performance during the final spurt

Exposure to blue light increases athletes' performance during the final spurt

History of sleep: what was normal?

History of sleep: what was normal?

Neuroscience research has rapidly grown over the years, study finds

Neuroscience research has rapidly grown over the years, study finds

Gene CRY1 variant alters circadian clock contributing to delayed sleep phase disorder, study finds

Gene CRY1 variant alters circadian clock contributing to delayed sleep phase disorder, study finds

Preference for evening activity in type 2 diabetes patients linked to greater depression symptoms

Preference for evening activity in type 2 diabetes patients linked to greater depression symptoms

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