Benefits of a melatonin supplement
Jet lag, delayed sleep-wake phase disorder, various sleep disorders in children, and anxiety before and after surgery may all benefit from using a melatonin supplement.
Furthermore, it has also been discovered to be an antioxidant, which can delay the aging process of rats and mice under laboratory tests involving rats and mice. However, the long-term effects of consuming melatonin are still unknown.
Some types of melatonin supplement may have certain contraindications when taken side by side. Some of those prescribed and over-the-counter drugs involve:
- Birth control pills
- ADHD medication
- Narcotic pain medicine
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
- Heart or blood pressure medicine
- Anticoagulants and anti-platelet drugs
- Contraceptive drugs
- Diabetes medications
Melatonin may also not work best for you especially if you are pregnant or breastfeeding your child.