What are the risks of taking melatonin?

Like most supplements, taking melatonin -- which can help with sleep problems -- has its risks. In this video, sleep specialist Dr. Michael Breus shares the signs to look for if your melatonin use is causing issues.

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Melatonin is an herbal remedy for a variety of conditions, but most commonly for insomnia and other sleep disorders due to jet lag or shift-work disorder. This natural hormone starts to decline in production as you grow older and ...

as a dietary supplement can be used to regulate your internal body clock and act as a sleep aid. As with any herbal supplements please consult your health provider for treatment, correct dosage, benefits and risk factors.

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