- melatonin supplements appear to have little benefit for jet lag sufferers or night shift workers
- the supplements do not appear to benefit people who suffer from sleep disorders such as insomnia
- the supplements appear to help some people fall asleep sooner once they go to bed, but the benefits are limited
- the supplements do not appear to affect sleep quality, wakefulness after sleep onset, total sleep time, or percent of time spent in rapid eye movement (REM) sleep
- the supplements are safer over the short term (days or weeks), but the safety of long-term use (months and years) is unknown
The lead investigator of this study, Dr. Terry Klassen, chair of the U of A Department of Pediatrics, can be reached through Nikki Booth, who is at 780-407-8545. Nikki can also provide more information about the study.