Sleep Experts Warn Against Giving Melatonin To Children

Young female work hard and sleep while working late

At a glance

  • Children and teens accidentally ingest more of the supplement than is safe.
  • While melatonin can help treat certain sleep-wake disorders, like jet lag, there is less evidence that it can support healthy kids or adults to fall asleep faster.
  • Melatonin is a natural hormone that helps control sleep-wake cycles.

 

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