I noticed that a bottle of melatonin supplement is labelled "For Occasional Sleeplessness". The use of the word "Occasional" surprised me.

Is there any harm in an adult taking a melatonin supplement every night?

  • Interesting. I'd interpret "for occasional sleeplessness" as "if you suffer from more than that, get something else / see a doctor, because this won't solve your problem", not as "this isn't safe for long-term use". That I'd expect to be addressed in much stronger language ("not recommended for long-term usage", for example)
    – YviDe
    Commented Mar 18, 2016 at 19:38
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    This is also a duplicate, I think, of health.stackexchange.com/questions/4389/… , but that hasn't yet been answered
    – YviDe
    Commented Mar 18, 2016 at 20:48


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