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What are the long-term side effects of melatonin?

What are the long-term side effects of taking melatonin as an oral supplement? The couple of articles I have read are inconclusive: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/11/what-is-melatonin-...
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Does melatonin have an effect on the treatment of type 1 diabetes?

Type 1 Diabetes is a chronic disease characterized by the body's inability to regulate blood sugar due to a disabled pancreas' not producing insulin. People with diabetes regulate their own blood ...
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Does light pollution affect sleep quality while already asleep?

Many articles on the internet write about melatonin and its effects, making you tired. A lot of articles also point out how the use of devices before going to bed in modern days likely decrease ...
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Does taking melatonin cause a reduction in the amount of melatonin the brain produces?

I take melatonin fairly frequently, but I have noticed that it does not work as well as it once did. I am wondering if by taking melatonin, the brain reduces its natural production of melatonin.
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Effectiveness of blue light filters for preventing delayed and decreased melatonin secretion?

The iPhone offers a "night shift" feature. Research indicates that blue light exposure decreases melatonin secretion (e.g., Ferguson, Melton, Li, Park, & Tosini, 2008). To what extent do built-...
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Does Blue light filters in smartphones really work?

Since this is more of a health related question, asking this here is preferable than other sites. So, does such apps really do not disturb the production of melatonin? Does Blue light filters in ...
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Craving sunlight with melatonin?

I have noticed a very strange, but positive, side effect of taking melatonin supplements or cherries high in melatonin (I have blood tests which confirmed food allergies, and apparently my absorption ...
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Therapeutic dose as safe antioxidant, melatonin and diabetes

This question is not about sleep, but really about the antioxidant benefits of melatonin down to the mitochondrial level. e.g. https://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijad/2011/326320/ , http://www.mdpi.com/...
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Is there any harm in taking a melatonin supplement every night?

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 ...
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What evidence does magnesium, zinc & melatonin help you sleep?

So I have read doctors/nurse practitioner have prescribed Zinc, Magnesium and Melatonin for sleep problems. Is there evidence of this and where?
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Melatonin to reduce the amount of sleep

I noticed that after taking 1mg melatonin I tend to wake up earlier. Is melatonin a reliable and safe way to reduce the amount of sleep you need? What's a good dose? I am a long sleeper, without any ...
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How much melatonin does the body produce naturally per day?

Melatonin supplements are readily available over-the-counter. However, the dosage is not regulated and there are supplements available in a wide variety of doses. Information on how much melatonin ...
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Is it harmful to the human body if we don't turn off the light completely while sleeping? [duplicate]

While sleeping, some people may leave the light on or dim it down, so that perhaps it is equal to a 35W or 20W regular light bulb. In this case, is it true that the pineal gland in our brain won't ...
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Does melatonin supplementation affect depression?

Is there any evidence that melatonin supplementation contributes to, or reduces, depression? I have asked two experts about this, and got two different answers. One said that melatonin ...
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Possible to build a tolerance for the sleep hormone melatonin?

Good evening again, everybody! As my backstory goes, I am an insomniac (why you get so many questions from me). I am so fatigued, but no matter what, I just can't fall asleep... I've tried ...