Effects of exogenous melatonin on sleep: a meta-analysis.

@article{Brzezinski2005EffectsOE,
  title={Effects of exogenous melatonin on sleep: a meta-analysis.},
  author={A. Brzezinski and M. Vangel and R. Wurtman and G. Norrie and I. Zhdanova and A. Benshushan and I. Ford},
  journal={Sleep medicine reviews},
  year={2005},
  volume={9 1},
  pages={
          41-50
        }
}
  • A. Brzezinski, M. Vangel, +4 authors I. Ford
  • Published 2005
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Sleep medicine reviews
  • Exogenous melatonin reportedly induces drowsiness and sleep, and may ameliorate sleep disturbances, including the nocturnal awakenings associated with old age. However, existing studies on the soporific efficacy of melatonin have been highly heterogeneous in regard to inclusion and exclusion criteria, measures to evaluate insomnia, doses of the medication, and routes of administration. We reviewed and analyzed (by meta-analysis) available information on effects of exogenous melatonin on sleep… CONTINUE READING
    387 Citations

    Figures, Tables, and Topics from this paper.

    Paper Mentions

    INTERVENTIONAL CLINICAL TRIAL
    This study explores the use of melatonin in patients with diabetic retinopathy  
    ConditionsDiabetes Mellitus, Diabetic Retinopathy
    InterventionDrug, Other
    Evidence for the efficacy of melatonin in the treatment of primary adult sleep disorders.
    • 129
    • PDF
    Exogenous melatonin for sleep problems in individuals with intellectual disability: a meta‐analysis
    • 109
    • Highly Influenced
    The use and misuse of exogenous melatonin in the treatment of sleep disorders
    • R. Riha
    • Medicine
    • Current opinion in pulmonary medicine
    • 2018
    • 4
    Melatonin and sleep in aging population
    • 165
    Melatonin and Melatonergic Drugs on Sleep: Possible Mechanisms of Action
    • 124
    [Melatonin in therapy of sleep disorders age-related estrogen deficiency].
    • 1
    The effect of prolonged-release melatonin on sleep measures and psychomotor performance in elderly patients with insomnia
    • 82

    References

    SHOWING 1-10 OF 73 REFERENCES
    Melatonin and insomnia
    • 82
    Sleep‐inducing effects of low doses of melatonin ingested in the evening
    • 280
    Effects of a Low Dose of Melatonin on Sleep in Children with Angelman Syndrome
    • 125
    • PDF
    Melatonin acutely improves the neuroendocrine architecture of sleep in blind individuals.
    • 29
    • PDF
    Melatonin in patients with reduced REM sleep duration: two randomized controlled trials.
    • 105
    • PDF
    Melatonin treatment for age-related insomnia.
    • 249
    • PDF