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

  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},
  volume={9 1},
  • 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
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