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Melatonin Not Recommended for Children or Teens as Sleep Aid

Melatonin Not Recommended for Children or Teens as Sleep Aid December 7, 2012 Dear Mayo Clinic: Is it okay to give my teenage daughter melatonin to help her sleep better? I have read that it's a safe alternative to sleep medicines. Answer: Although melatonin has been shown to be useful [...]

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Are Smartphones Disrupting Your Sleep? Mayo Clinic Examines the Question

Smartphones and tablets can make for sleep-disrupting bedfellows. One cause is believed to be the bright light-emitting diodes that allow use of mobile devices in dimly lit rooms. The light exposure can interfere with melatonin, a hormone that helps control the natural sleep-wake cycle. But a Mayo Clinic study suggests dimming the [...]

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