Registered nurse and sleep As of 2017, trainer Christina Graham, RN, mbg, told the American Academy of Sleep Medicine updated their clinical practice guidelines, and recommended against Use Melatonin as a sleep aid at nightbecause the overall evidence available for its effectiveness was weak.
The professional organization notes that while melatonin may be temporarily beneficial for things like Promote sleeping in a new time zoneIt is not effective for long term use.
“While it is one of the most popular sleep aids, there is little evidence to support the use of melatonin unless you have certain health issues or conditions,” Graham says. She adds that some of the reasons melatonin may be ineffective for sleep include: lack of uniformity and quality control of melatonin supplementation.
As a Board Certified Sleep Expert Michael Breus, Ph.D.Previously explained for mbg, “melatonin he is sleeping Organizer, Not the initiator of sleep. Melatonin does not make you sleepy. Your body is telling you it’s bedtime. These are two completely different processes in the brain.”