As board-certified sleep expert Michael Breus, Ph.D., previously explained to mbg, “Melatonin is a sleep regulator, not a sleep initiator. Melatonin does not make you feel sleepy; it tells your body it’s bedtime. Those are two completely different processes in the brain.”
That bedtime reminder function might make melatonin relevant in the short-term when traveling across several time zones (i.e., help with circadian reset), but not for routine use.
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