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Sleeping on the Issue

Art: Nate Barnes
Art: Nate Barnes

Although melatonin has been regarded as safe and has been shown for reducing the amount of time it takes to fall asleep, it is also seen as disruptive for children and teens who take it. Melatonin has been found to affect young adults’ puberty hormones.

Children can overdose on Melatonin and possibly die, so it is important to treat it as any other medicine. Higher chances of side effects include daytime sleepiness, headaches and diseases, Lower chances of side effects include stomach pain, some anxiety, moodiness, feelings of depression and confusion. – Shawn Bishop, newsnetwork.MayoClinic.org. Other ways to sleep without Melatonin include avoiding blue light, and consuming less caffeine before bedtime.

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    Raiden bowieApr 12, 2024 at 10:43 am

    I learned that melatonin is not really meant for kids i also know that it can cause devastating effects on not only the body but also the brain.

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    CasseyMar 31, 2024 at 11:56 pm

    As a regular supplement consumer I find it very important to know the true effects of melatonin and how safe it actually is. While so many young people especially athletes take them I find that we are at high risk of injuries or diseases.

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    JordynMar 14, 2024 at 12:35 pm

    I learned that melatonin is not really the safest thing for kids. While many kids take it, there are risks that come with it. You can be sleepier during the day time, and can catch diseases as well. I’m sure that no one wants that for themselves. There are also many other ways that people can sleep without melatonin.

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    JosieMar 7, 2024 at 1:47 pm

    I have learned that society has not talked about the issue to kids enough and we more glorify the medicine. My questions are why are parents not researching how much medicine to give to your kids before giving it to them. Next time I would love to see the numbers of kids that have actually been harmed by it so it would be more attention grabbing of how common this issue is.

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    KhloeMar 7, 2024 at 1:37 pm

    What i learned about Reading this is that even though people consider melatonin safe there can be some dangers as in a kid over dosing on it and it can kill them what else I found in interest is how they have a higher chance of being dizzy and having head aches and can also be linked in to having feelings of depression.

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    MiaMar 7, 2024 at 10:11 am

    After reading this text I now have the understanding on the effects of what melatonin can do to people at your ages. It’s interesting to know that this drug has many side effects when the company always telling people that it is natural with no side effects when that isn’t the case. One question is “ If you take it too much can that long-term affect your sleep schedule or is it just short term”?

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    JenniferMar 6, 2024 at 2:13 pm

    I learned that melatonin can affect young adult puberty hormones. I find it interesting that even though this can help you sleep there are many side effects that go along with it. I just have one question how many times should you take it like every day of the week or just whenever.

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