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Melatonin is a hormone that is secreted at night and is involved in the regulation of the biological clock and associated daily variations in physiological processes such as sleep/wake and blood pressure. Melatonin treatment has proven effective in treating insomnia and circadian rhythm sleep disorders. New discoveries on the relationship between circadian clock, sleep and Alzheimer's Disease suggest new prospects of melatonin for early intervention, to promote healthy physical and mental aging

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This page is a summary of: New perspectives on the role of melatonin in human sleep, circadian rhythms and their regulation, British Journal of Pharmacology, January 2018, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/bph.14116.
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