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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 supplementation improves sleep in hypertensive patients on beta-blockers

Melatonin supplementation improves sleep in hypertensive patients on beta-blockers

Combination of two neuroprotective therapies shows promise against Alzheimer's

Combination of two neuroprotective therapies shows promise against Alzheimer's

New online, peer-reviewed journal on cardiovascular endocrinology

New online, peer-reviewed journal on cardiovascular endocrinology

Sleep medicine and research: an interview with James K. Walsh

Sleep medicine and research: an interview with James K. Walsh

REM sleep behavior disorder more common than reported

REM sleep behavior disorder more common than reported

World experts shed light on the extent of dangers of night-time artificial lighting

World experts shed light on the extent of dangers of night-time artificial lighting

Insomnia: an interview with Dr Darryle Schoepp

Insomnia: an interview with Dr Darryle Schoepp

Fighting the physical consequences of jet lag in elite athletes

Fighting the physical consequences of jet lag in elite athletes

New melatonin analogues more efficient in inhibiting NOS activity in Parkinson's disease

New melatonin analogues more efficient in inhibiting NOS activity in Parkinson's disease

Inserm researchers examine effect of night work on women’s health

Inserm researchers examine effect of night work on women’s health

New analogues effective in inhibiting NOS activity in Parkinson models

New analogues effective in inhibiting NOS activity in Parkinson models

Work pattern affects night shift–breast cancer link

Work pattern affects night shift–breast cancer link

Increased risk of breast cancer associated with working night shifts

Increased risk of breast cancer associated with working night shifts

Anti-epilepsy drug phenobarbital stunts neuronal growth

Anti-epilepsy drug phenobarbital stunts neuronal growth

Daylight-saving time may increase risk of heart attack

Daylight-saving time may increase risk of heart attack

MT2 gene mutations may increase risk of diabetes

MT2 gene mutations may increase risk of diabetes

Study finds link between body clock hormone melatonin, type 2 diabetes

Study finds link between body clock hormone melatonin, type 2 diabetes

Study reveals key role of melatonin receptor in sleep regulation

Study reveals key role of melatonin receptor in sleep regulation

Study: Tart cherry juice improves overall sleep efficiency

Study: Tart cherry juice improves overall sleep efficiency

Drinking cherry juice improves quality and duration of sleep

Drinking cherry juice improves quality and duration of sleep