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Does melatonin improve sleep?: Muddles with melatonin

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 02 March 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:550
  1. M E Jan Wise, consultant psychiatrist (
  1. London NW6 6BX

    EDITOR—Buscemi et al assert that there is no evidence base for exogenous melatonin for secondary sleep disorder.1

    Lewy et al have shown that low doses of melatonin (0.5 mg) reset circadian rhythm but not high …

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