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Melatonin and Kids

September 7, 2022

Melatonin is the supplement of choice for many adults who have trouble getting quality sleep. Lately, perhaps in response to COVID-related stress and insomnia, children and teenagers are following suit (with help from mom and dad). This trend aligns with a spike in melatonin-related calls to poison control centers and hospitalizations in the United States, according to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  

So, is melatonin safe for kids? We spoke with pediatric neurologist Arezou Heshmati, MD, to find out. [read more]

Source: CUIMC Newsroom