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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.
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

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