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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.
Limiting exposure to blue-light emitting devices can improve sleep quality in teenagers

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

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

Scientists develop maps of two melatonin receptors vital for sleep, other biological processes

Scientists develop maps of two melatonin receptors vital for sleep, other biological processes

Circadian rhythm plays a part in weight loss

Circadian rhythm plays a part in weight loss

Morning exercise may burn more calories

Morning exercise may burn more calories

Exposure to dim light at night may contribute to spread of breast cancer to bones

Exposure to dim light at night may contribute to spread of breast cancer to bones

Loyola expert recommends powering down smart phones to get a good night's sleep

Loyola expert recommends powering down smart phones to get a good night's sleep

Relationship between circadian misalignment and cardiovascular risk in women

Relationship between circadian misalignment and cardiovascular risk in women

Study finds link between infant sleep duration and mother's level of education, prenatal depression

Study finds link between infant sleep duration and mother's level of education, prenatal depression

Exercise can shift human body clock depending on time when people work out

Exercise can shift human body clock depending on time when people work out

Physicians say eSport players should be treated as college athletes

Physicians say eSport players should be treated as college athletes

Brazilian professors propose guidelines for therapeutic use of melatonin

Brazilian professors propose guidelines for therapeutic use of melatonin

Experts address sleep disorders following traumatic brain injury

Experts address sleep disorders following traumatic brain injury

Researchers identify link between obese teens' sleep health and insulin sensitivity

Researchers identify link between obese teens' sleep health and insulin sensitivity

Melatonin may help children with sleep problems

Melatonin may help children with sleep problems

Fewer daylight hours during late pregnancy may increase risk of postpartum depression

Fewer daylight hours during late pregnancy may increase risk of postpartum depression

Many parents blame electronics for sleep problems among teens

Many parents blame electronics for sleep problems among teens

Seven activities that prevent you from getting quality sleep during summer

Seven activities that prevent you from getting quality sleep during summer

Exposure to bright light may have big impact on sleep-related behavior in children

Exposure to bright light may have big impact on sleep-related behavior in children