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What are side effects of melatonin?

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While melatonin generally brings fewer side effects than other sleep medicines, you could still have:

  • Daytime sleepiness
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Stomach discomfort
  • Anxiety
  • Crankiness
  • A "heavy head" feeling
  • Short-lived depression

From: What Is Melatonin? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Sleep Foundation: "Melatonin and Sleep."

Family Doctor: "Melatonin."

Mayo Clinic: "Is melatonin a helpful sleep aid -- and what should I know about melatonin side effects?"

Sleep.org: "What is Melatonin?"

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: "Melatonin: In Depth."

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Melatonin for Sleep: Does It Work?"

Reviewed by Carmen Patrick Mohan on June 14, 2017

SOURCES:

National Sleep Foundation: "Melatonin and Sleep."

Family Doctor: "Melatonin."

Mayo Clinic: "Is melatonin a helpful sleep aid -- and what should I know about melatonin side effects?"

Sleep.org: "What is Melatonin?"

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: "Melatonin: In Depth."

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Melatonin for Sleep: Does It Work?"

Reviewed by Carmen Patrick Mohan on June 14, 2017

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