Talk:Melatonin

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So I took 9 mgs of this stuff last night.[edit]

Interesting times. B♭maj7 (talk) Anachronistically anachronistic 00:09, 16 November 2011 (UTC)

Really? "Interesting"? I need 9 mg on a bad night. I wish I could have "interesting times" on melatonin, alas... Nebuchadnezzar (talk) 00:24, 16 November 2011 (UTC)
Yeah--I was lying in bed, drifting in and out for an hour or so, having a really hard time maintaining a train of thought and with following what was going on on the radio; then I had a sound sleep but woke up with a massive headache/feeling like crap. B♭maj7 (talk) Anachronistically anachronistic 00:29, 16 November 2011 (UTC)

tsk tsk[edit]

First of all, this reference speaks of melatonin agonists. Not over the counter melatonin. Not melatonin, but medication that stimulate the production of melatonin. In fact they say that direct intake of melatonin is inconclusive efficacy. Next, this reference is of a study conducted on a small group of blind people (at least that's what I could tell from the abstract). Don't know how reliable that is. Finally, this over-arching study of a number of other studies (also found here) shows that the benefits of melatonin are rather underwhelming, at least in treating sleep disorders (and why else would you take it?). There is little evidence that ingesting melatonin is at all useful, and my personal opinion is that it's for new agers and hippies.--User:Brxbrx/sig 00:46, 16 November 2011 (UTC)

Bump. But here is an article that sums it up. This comment above has a point, though. I've added on to the article from the reading on that blog article, but we do need to either add that "inconclusive efficacy part" to the reference cited or remove that point all together since it is hardly relevant to the over-the-counter supplement people take. --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png LeftyGreenMario! 01:04, 13 March 2017 (UTC)