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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.
Smelling your romantic partner’s T-shirt improves sleep efficiency

Smelling your romantic partner’s T-shirt improves sleep efficiency

Romantic partner’s scent can improve sleep, study suggests

Romantic partner’s scent can improve sleep, study suggests

AAN issues new guideline for sleep problems in children and teens with autism

AAN issues new guideline for sleep problems in children and teens with autism

Novel melatonin receptor molecules potentially address circadian rhythm disturbances

Novel melatonin receptor molecules potentially address circadian rhythm disturbances

Shift workers at increased risk for sleep disorders and metabolic syndrome

Shift workers at increased risk for sleep disorders and metabolic syndrome

Healing and hope for families affected by fragile X in Eastern Europe

Healing and hope for families affected by fragile X in Eastern Europe

Blue light exposure therapy can aid in healing people with mTBI

Blue light exposure therapy can aid in healing people with mTBI

Blue light may not be so bad for sleep

Blue light may not be so bad for sleep

Rutgers expert shares tips on how to minimize jet lag, sleep disruptions during the holidays

Rutgers expert shares tips on how to minimize jet lag, sleep disruptions during the holidays

Seven ways to get the right amount of sleep during holiday season

Seven ways to get the right amount of sleep during holiday season

Mount Sinai launches new mobile precision wellness iPhone app

Mount Sinai launches new mobile precision wellness iPhone app

Melatonin may not help prevent delirium following major cardiac surgery

Melatonin may not help prevent delirium following major cardiac surgery

Melatonin promises to help reduce bone loss in space flight

Melatonin promises to help reduce bone loss in space flight

Advanced sleep phase may affect at least 1 in 300 adults, study reveals

Advanced sleep phase may affect at least 1 in 300 adults, study reveals

Researchers discover 'mystical' psychedelic compound in normal brains

Researchers discover 'mystical' psychedelic compound in normal brains

Why sleeping with the TV on could cause weight gain

Why sleeping with the TV on could cause weight gain

Exposure to artificial light at bedtime linked with weight gain in women

Exposure to artificial light at bedtime linked with weight gain in women

Study shows connection between poor sleep and poor nutrition

Study shows connection between poor sleep and poor nutrition

Limiting exposure to blue-light emitting devices can improve sleep in teens

Limiting exposure to blue-light emitting devices can improve sleep in teens

Hormonal plants? Uncovering the melatonin biosynthesis pathway using a novel LC-MS technique

Hormonal plants? Uncovering the melatonin biosynthesis pathway using a novel LC-MS technique