Melatonin is a natural hormone made by your body and responsible for regulating the sleep-wake cycle. During the nighttime, Melatonin in the blood rises sharply which helps induce sleep. It is therefore commonly used for treating insomnia or jet lag. Melatonin level declines with age and thus greater benefit are observed in the elderly. Noted that Melatonin is typically taken for short-term use. Since Melatonin is a natural hormone, you are unlikely to become dependent on Melatonin or have a diminished response after repeated use.
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