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Melatonin is effective for some sleep disorders

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 23 June 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:0-f

Question Is melatonin effective for insomnia and other sleep problems?

Synopsis The authors of this systematic review evaluated the role of melatonin in the treatment of different types of sleep problems in different types of patients. They performed a thorough search of the literature but limited the research to English language publications. Potential research was screened by two independent reviewers and the data were abstracted by one reviewer and then checked for accuracy by another. They included controlled clinical trials and reviewed all studies for …

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