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What conditions does melatonin treat?

Melatonin treats circadian rhythm disorders (where you sleep the right amount of minutes but your body clock is at the wrong time), shift work sleep disorders and early morning awakenings – all things that deal with the timing of your need to sleep. Melatonin is not considered an effective treatment for insomnia.

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