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Melatonin supplements can help in the short term to get a disturbed sleep rhythm and thus the internal clock back on track. While their sleep-promoting effects can be a blessing, there are a few important points to keep in mind. Otherwise you run the risk of unpleasant side effects.

  • Because melatonin is a hormone, you should definitely discuss its intake with your doctor. This is extremely important, especially in the case of cancer.
  • People react differently to the artificial intake of the hormone. Therefore, the dose must be determined individually and consistently adhered to.
  • The active ingredient should only be taken for a short period of time.

In addition to their positive effect, melatonin tablets can sometimes also have undesirable side effects - for example, if the dose taken is too high. This includes:

  • Drowsiness and lack of concentration
  • Vivid dreams or nightmares
  • Disturbed biorhythm
  • Headache, dizziness, abdominal cramps
  • Irritability and decreased libido

In addition to the possible side effects, the drugs can affect the way other drugs work. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should never take melatonin tablets. You also have to be careful who drives a car or operates machines. The wrong dose or the wrong time can cause sleep to become overwhelmed during the day.