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August 2015 Issue

Melatonin and Your Sleep

Popularized in the 1990s as a sleep aid, use of melatonin supplements is on the rise. The most recent National Health Interview Survey revealed a doubling of melatonin usage among adults from 2007 to 2012. Estimated sales of melatonin supplements tripled over the same five-year period, from $90 million in 2007 to $260 million in 2012, according to data from the Nutrition Business Journal. But how safe and effective is melatonin?

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