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How much time does melatonin make me sleep for?

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Dr. Chirag Patel
Neurology

In brief: It helps begin sleep

Melatonin primarily promotes the onset of sleep.
It does not necessarily control sleep duration, which is more likely to be affected by pre-sleep routine, stress, underlying sleep/dream state disturbances, and any medical conditions you may have. If you feel your sleep quality/quantity is low, you should seek out a sleep specialist. Reference: www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/940.html

In brief: It helps begin sleep

Melatonin primarily promotes the onset of sleep.
It does not necessarily control sleep duration, which is more likely to be affected by pre-sleep routine, stress, underlying sleep/dream state disturbances, and any medical conditions you may have. If you feel your sleep quality/quantity is low, you should seek out a sleep specialist. Reference: www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/940.html
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