Why Am I Waking Up at 3 A.M.? Ways to Fight Insomnia and Fall Back Asleep
Sleep experts offer advice on sleeping soundly through the night. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anahad O ’Connor Tags: Content Type: Service Sleep Meditation Anxiety and Stress Insomnia Mobile Applications Melatonin (Hormone) Source Type: news
Simulated driving performance in healthy adults after night-time administration of 20 mg tasimelteon - Torres R, Fisher M, Birznieks G, Polymeropoulos C, Kay GG, Xiao C, Polymeropoulos MH.
An impairment in next day driving performance has been reported for almost every drug currently United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved for improvement of sleep in chronic and transient insomnia. Tasimelteon, a melatonin receptor agonist,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
Melatonin in mice: there's more to this hormone than sleep
(RIKEN) Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Brain Science and the RIKEN BioResource Research Center in Japan, along with collaborators at the State University of New York at Buffalo, have created a mouse model that allows the study of naturally occurring melatonin. Experiments using the new mice showed that natural melatonin was linked to a pre-hibernation state that allows mice to slow down their metabolism and survive when food is scarce. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 23, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news
5 Ways to Keep Your Brain Sharp As You Age
Important parts of the brain tend to atrophy as we get older—yet brain scans of some 70-year-olds resemble those of 20 to 30-year-olds. Emerging research points to habits that may keep the mind sharp during the aging process. “Despite the stereotypes, cognitive decline is not inevitable as you age, and adopting healthy lifestyle habits can significantly reduce your risks for dementia later on in life,” says Sarah Lenz Lock, AARP’s senior vice president and executive director of the Global Council on Brain Health. Start socializing “Social isolation increases dementia risk by 50%” in old...
Source: TIME: Health - June 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matt Fuchs Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Toxicology of blister agents: is melatonin a potential therapeutic option? - Romero A, Ramos E, L ópez-Muñoz F, De Los Ríos C, Egea J, Gil-Martín E, Pita R, Torrado JJ, Serrano DR, Juberias A.
Blister or vesicant chemical warfare agents (CWAs) have been widely used in different military conflicts, including World War I and the Iran-Iraq War. However, their mechanism of action is not fully understood. Sulfur and nitrogen mustard exert toxic effec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news
Vitafusion recall: Church & Dwight recall select gummy vitamins after reports of 'metallic mesh'
Vitafusion melatonin and Multivites vitamins are part of a recall, the brand's parent company, Church & Dwight, said in an FDA recall notice. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Consumer Health: Melatonin and sleep
Sleep provides the foundation for all daily habits and decisions. Getting enough quality rest each night is essential for optimal health. Sleep deprivation can significantly affect both your mind and body. In addition to perpetuating serious health conditions, lack of sleep can negatively affect your mood and temperament, as well as your ability to focus on [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 11, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news
I Avoided Facing My Mental Illness for Decades. The Pandemic Changed That
“I didn’t leave my apartment for days, weeks. Time became meaningless.”“I was struggling with almost every aspect of my life.”ide class="right-rail__container right-rail__container--ad"> Several years ago, when I was in my mid-20s, after suffering from major depressive disorder and anxiety for most of my life, I found myself at the emergency room during an episode of substance-induced psychosis. My father and stepmother found me, at the very beginning of the episode, having paranoid delusions. Someone had tried to poison me and now they were coming, I told them. “Do not ans...
Source: TIME: Health - March 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jaquira Díaz Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature health Magazine Women in Crisis Source Type: news
Hair loss treatment: Melatonin cream shown to stimulate hair follicles in multiple studies
HAIR loss treatments are often supported by flimsy evidence but some products have bucked this trend. Applying melatonin to affected areas of the scalp has proven to be an efficacious remedy. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Oncotarget: Melatonin increases overall survival of prostate cancer patients
(Impact Journals LLC) 'The results of the use of melatonin drugs in palliative treatment of patients with end-stage prostate cancer are shown' (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 10, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Melatonin produced in the lungs prevents infection by novel coronavirus
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) The hormone acts as a barrier against SARS-CoV-2, blocking the expression of genes that encode proteins in cells serving as viral entry points, according to a study by researchers at the University of S ã o Paulo. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 27, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
Concordia researchers find melatonin is effective against polycystic kidney disease
(Concordia University) Melatonin, a hormone commonly associated with sleep-wake regulation, has been found to reduce cysts in fruit flies, according to Concordia researchers. It's a finding that may affect the way we treat some kidney diseases and reduce the need for kidney transplants. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Melatonin: finally, a supplement that actually boosts memory
(Tokyo Medical and Dental University) Researchers at Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) showed that melatonin's metabolite AMK can enhance the formation of long-term memories in mice. Memory of objects were tested after treatment with melatonin or two of its metabolites. Older mice that normally performed poorly on the memory task showed improvements as dosage increased. The metabolite AMK was found to be the most important as melatonin failed to improve memory if it was blocked from metabolizing into AMK. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 10, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news
Study can orient use of melatonin in the treatment of breast cancer
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) In an article published in the Journal of Pineal Research, researchers at S ã o Paulo State University and collaborators describe a set of genes potentially regulated by the " sleep hormone " in some types of tumor (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Falls risk, circadian rhythms and melatonin: current perspectives - Goswami N, Abulafia C, Vigo D, Moser M, Cornelissen G, Cardinali D.
Aging is associated with weakening of the circadian system. The circadian amplitude of most physiological variables is reduced, while the circadian phase becomes more labile and tends to occur earlier with advancing age. As the incidence of falls in older ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news
Why Not Try Melatonin, Zinc, Vit C? COVID-19 and Pascal's Wager Why Not Try Melatonin, Zinc, Vit C? COVID-19 and Pascal's Wager
Should patients be free to try relatively low-risk therapies for COVID-19 if they lack evidence of benefit?Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news
Worms reveal why melatonin promotes sleep
(University of Connecticut) Melatonin is used as a dietary supplement to promote sleep and get over jet lag, but nobody really understands how it works in the brain. Now, researchers at UConn Health show that melatonin helps worms sleep, too, and they suspect they've identified what it does in us. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Melatonin Could Potentially Treat COVID-19, Study Says Melatonin Could Potentially Treat COVID-19, Study Says
The hormone, which regulates the body's circadian rhythm and sleep-wake cycle, was associated with a 30% reduced likelihood of testing positive for COVID-19.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - November 12, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news
Applying melatonin led to a ‘significant’ reduction in alopecia in 30 to 90 days
BEST hair loss treatment: Hair loss can be soul-crushing and the scarcity of natural solutions only compounds the problem. There are a few remedies that have attracted the interest of researchers, however. One is melatonin - what is it and how effective has it proven to be at treating hair loss? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Cleveland Clinic researchers identify melatonin as possible COVID-19 treatment
(Cleveland Clinic) CLEVELAND - Results from a new Cleveland Clinic-led study suggest that melatonin, a hormone that regulates the sleep-wake cycle and is commonly used as an over-the-counter sleep aid, may be a viable treatment option for COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 9, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
Red Sox Team Performance Dietician Glen Tobias: ‘ Most Important Meal Of Day Isn ’ t Breakfast, It ’ s Right After Your Workout ’
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health MLB Red Sox Sports Boston Red Sox Boston Red Sox News Ryan Mayer Source Type: news
Melatonin Supplementation Linked to Better Sleep Quality in ICU Patients Melatonin Supplementation Linked to Better Sleep Quality in ICU Patients
In intensive care unit (ICU) patients taking analgesics and/or sedatives, a melatonin supplement improved sleep quality in a placebo-controlled trial, suggesting a possible role for the hormone in critically ill patients.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 26, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news
Sleep problems and melatonin prescription after concussion among youth athletes - Howell DR, Potter MN, Provance AJ, Wilson PE, Kirkwood MW, Wilson JC.
OBJECTIVES: To examine the effect of sleep disturbances on concussion symptom recovery and to examine the effect of melatonin prescription on symptom improvement among concussed adolescents with sleep problems. DESIGN: Longitudinal test-retest. SET... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
Melatonin may help improve survival rate of COVID-19
Patients with COVID-19 who require mechanical ventilation may have a better chance of recovery when also treated with melatonin, according to a pre-print study published in medRxiv which is still under peer review.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 21, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news
Donald Trump receiving Covid-19 treatment yet to be peer-reviewed
President ’s doctor reveals treatment with experimental antibody cocktail REGN-COV2Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDonald Trump is being treated with an experimental antibody drug that has shown promising initial early results but has yet to be peer-reviewed. According to statement from his doctor, the president has received a single eight-gram dose of anantibody cocktail called REGN-COV2– a combination of two human neutralising antibodies against the virus.The treatment was developed by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, which previously developed a similar antibody drug against Ebola...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 2, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Davey, Ian Sample and agencies Tags: Donald Trump Coronavirus outbreak US news Infectious diseases Microbiology Medical research Science Source Type: news
President Trump Has Been Treated With an Experimental COVID-19 Antibody Cocktail. What ’s That?
U.S. President Donald Trump has received a promising but experimental COVID-19 drug still in clinical trials, according to a White House statement released Friday afternoon, following his diagnosis with the disease. Sean Conley, the President’s personal physician, wrote in a memo that he treated Trump with an eight-gram dose of Regeneron’s experimental antibody cocktail. Trump has also received zinc, vitamin D, aspirin, melatonin and a heartburn drug thought to help fight COVID-19. An update from President @realDonaldTrump's physician: pic.twitter.com/cTsXO4Df6b — Kayleigh McEnany (@PressSec) Octobe...
Source: TIME: Health - October 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news
Is this the cure for sleepless nights? Scientists believe ear zapper could help banish insomnia
Scientists believe it works by stimulating the release of the sleep-inducing hormone melatonin. One in three people in the UK suffers with insomnia (the inability to fall asleep at night) at some point. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Neural signatures of sleep recovery following melatonin treatment for pediatric concussion - Iyer K, Zalesky A, Cocchi L, Barlow KM.
Evidence-based treatments for children with persistent post-concussion symptoms (PPCS) are few and limited. Common PPCS complaints such as sleep disturbance and fatigue could be ameliorated via the supplementation of melatonin, which has significant neurop... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
Is It OK to Take Melatonin Every Night?
Title: Is It OK to Take Melatonin Every Night?Category: Health and LivingCreated: 6/26/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/26/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Sleep General)
Source: MedicineNet Sleep General - June 26, 2020 Category: Sleep Medicine Source Type: news
Model May Help Predict Risk for Testing Positive for COVID - 19
Risk reduced with pneumococcal polysaccharide, flu vaccine; melatonin, paroxetine, or carvedilol use (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 25, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news
How the COVID-19 Pandemic Could Be Messing With Your Sleep
COVID-19 and its associated quarantine have messed with pretty much every aspect of our lives. Work time, meal time, family time, play time; our moods, our stress level, our tolerance; our ability to spend so much as one more minute staring at the same four walls of the same den or living room or home office in which we spend most of our days. And if you’re like plenty of people, the quarantine has also completely bollixed up your sleep cycle, wrecking what might have been the most predictable and peaceful eight hours of your day. Unless, that is, you’re like plenty of other people—and the quarantine has ...
Source: TIME: Health - June 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news
Melatonin and alcohol-related disorders - Kurhaluk N, Tkachenko H.
This review concerns the current knowledge of melatonin and alcohol-related disorders. Chronobiological effects of ethanol are related to melatonin suppression and in relation to inflammation, stress, free radical scavenging, autophagy and cancer risk. It ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
Parents Are Relying on Melatonin to Help Their Kids Sleep. Should They?
A survey suggests that nearly half of children with difficulty sleeping have taken melatonin. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Caron Tags: Parenting Melatonin (Hormone) Sleep Dietary Supplements and Herbal Remedies Children and Childhood Insomnia Source Type: news
Stronger and Safer Than Any Vaccine …
The coronavirus exposed the fatal flaw of our mainstream health system: the misguided dependence on the U.S. government and Big Pharma to save the day. Dozens of companies are now in a race to develop a coronavirus vaccine and treatment drugs — with billions of dollars in profits going to the winner. I have news for you: The vaccine won’t stop this virus. You can’t eradicate a virus like this with an external weapon like a vaccine, any more than you can eradicate seasonal flu or the common cold. But you can make sure you never get the coronavirus in the first place — or any other disease-causing...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - May 8, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr.A.Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news
Fight Viruses With … Sleep?
With the 24-hour news cycles spinning out of control these days, you may find yourself feeling way more stressed than usual. And that additional anxiety can lead to a lot of sleepless nights… If there’s one thing these trying times will teach us, it’s that we need to take control of our own health. We can’t rely on the government, or Big Pharma or anyone else to do it for us. After all, self-reliance in hard times is the core of the American spirit. Which means it’s up to each of us to protect and bolster our own immune system. And one of the best – and easiest – ways to do thi...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - May 6, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr.A.Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news
Melatonin relations with energy metabolism as possibly involved in fatal mountain road traffic accidents - Behn C, De Gregorio N.
Previous results evidenced acute exposure to high altitude (HA) weakening the relation between daily melatonin cycle and the respiratory quotient. This review deals with the threat extreme environments pose on body time order, particularly concerning energ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news
Do urban fish exhibit impaired sleep?
(Forschungsverbund Berlin) Melatonin controls the body clock -- high melatonin levels make us feel tired in the evening. However, the hormone also plays an important role in animals' biological rhythms. Artificial light at night -- light pollution -- can suppress the production of melatonin in fish, even at very low light intensities, a finding established by researchers from the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB). (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 3, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news
Supplements for Coronavirus Probably Won ’t Help, and May Harm
Worried Americans are scrambling to buy wellness products they think will protect against coronavirus. Some may do harm. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anahad O ’Connor Tags: Vitamins Quarantines Dietary Supplements and Herbal Remedies Colds Anxiety and Stress Diet and Nutrition Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Influenza Vitamin D Zinc Sleep Drugstores Herbs Health Foods Melatonin (Hormone) Source Type: news
Number of children with sleep disorders is increasing
The number of children taking melatonin for sleep disorders such as insomnia is increasing, due to a number of factors including obesity and mental health issues.Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - March 9, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news
Increase Seen in Melatonin Secretion After Cataract Surgery
FRIDAY, March 6, 2020 -- Cataract surgery seems to increase melatonin secretion in adults aged 60 years or older, according to a study published online March 5 in JAMA Ophthalmology. Tomo Nishi, M.D., Ph.D., from the Nara Medical University School... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
NIHR Signal: Melatonin shows potential for reducing delirium among older people after surgery
Expert commentary is provided of a systematic review and meta-analysis (6 studies; n=1155) which reported that taking melatonin around time of surgery is linked with lower odds of delirium onset in older people vs placebo or no treatment (~15% vs. ~20%). (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Shimian granules improve sleep, mood and performance of shift nurses in association changes in melatonin and cytokine biomarkers: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot study - Zhang L, Zhang R, Shen Y, Qiao S, Hui Z, Chen J.
Shift nurses are prone to sleep problems and impaired nighttime alertness, with risk for reduced health status plus decreased performance, handling errors, and workplace accidents. Attention to and improvements in the situation of shift nurses are urgent. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news
Melatonin should not be used as a treatment for jetlag
A new drug review by the Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin claims that melatonin should not be prescribed by the NHS to treat jetlag, as the evidence base for its use remains poor.Guardian (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 17, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news
Melatonin should not be offered by NHS to treat jet lag – review
Independent review says evidence for using hormone for jet lag remains poorThe hormone melatonin should not be available on the NHS to help treat jet lag, a review of the evidence has concluded.Melatonin is a hormone produced in the body during darkness that plays a role in the body clock and helps to regulate sleep cycles.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 14, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: NHS Health Society Science The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) Drugs UK news Medical research Source Type: news
Patients should not be prescribed melatonin for jet lag by the NHS, experts say
Researchers at the British medical journal the Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin looked at 14 studies done on melatonin and found it could reduce symptoms but also caused headache, drowsiness and nausea. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Melatonin for jet lag should ‘not’ be available on the NHS
Scant evidence of it relieving symptoms, review finds Related items fromOnMedica Experts call on regulators to revisit nalmefene decision Debate goes on over valproate in pregnancy Pharma withheld faulty device info in rivaroxaban trial Draft diabetes guidance too heavily focused on cost, protests industry NSAIDs and COX 2s linked to heart failure admission (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 13, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news
Forget What You Think You Know About Blue Light and Sleep
It’s become a virtually unchallenged piece of conventional wisdom that exposure to blue light—the type emitted by electronic device screens—is bad for sleep. That thinking has spurred a mini-industry of innovations meant to stop those effects, like warm-toned “night mode” settings on gadgets and glasses that claim to block blue light. But in December, a group of researchers at the University of Manchester in the U.K. published a paper in Current Biology challenging that notion. After exposing mice to lights that were different in hue but equal brightness and assessing their subsequent activity...
Source: TIME: Health - January 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized sleep Wellness Source Type: news
Gen X Women Get Less Sleep Than Any Other Generation. What ’s Keeping Them Up?
In the middle of the night, I wake up feeling warm. I open the window and pull my hair back into a ponytail and drink some water. Then I glance at my phone, delete a few things, and see some spam. I hit unsubscribe and go back to bed. Then I lie there thinking, What if by opening that spam email I got myself hacked? What if I just sent everyone in my contact list a Burger King ad at two in the morning? Now wide awake, I move on to other concerns: my parents’ health, my stepson’s college tuition, pending deadlines. Hours roll by. I tackle real-life math problems: how many weeks I have before getting my next free...
Source: TIME: Health - January 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ada Calhoun Tags: Uncategorized Gen X healthy sleep insomnia Source Type: news