Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. Dr. Hibberd is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.
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Is Melatonin a Safe Sleeping Pill?

Monday, 09 Sep 2013 11:09 AM


Question: Do you consider melatonin a sleeping pill?


Dr. Hibberd's answer:

Yes, melatonin can be used as a sleep pill. lt is a hormone secreted by the brain and is known to help control sleep cycles and our internal biological clock. Its effects are easiest to manipulate by using a drug such as Rozerem, which is a "melatonin agonist," that affects our brains in the same way an increased hormone level would.
 
Do not use pituitary extracts containing melatonin from cows, which can carry virus infections that are difficult to detect.
 

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