Our expert says:
Zebra, how can you say you don’t believe in pills, but then take melatonin pills that haven’t been tested as extensively as conventional drugs? Trying to figure it out is probably going to keep me awake tonight. :-)
Anyway, melatonin is a hormone made in the pineal gland. It synthesis is controlled by external factors including sun light. It induces pigment lightening in the skin, suppresses ovarian function, may affect biological rhythms including the sleep-wake rhythm and may play a role in jet lag. As far as we know it is safe and non-addictive.
A lot of research is being done on it, but as far as I know it hasn’t been proven to be a better option yet. Good luck.
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