Benefits of Melatonin
It is not known if melatonin is safe for children, although it has been used safely in numerous studies involving children. Young children normally have high levels of melatonin, which decrease during puberty to the normal adult levels. It is thought that taking melatonin during adolescence may interfere with the normal changes of puberty. As with many medications or supplements, children may be more sensitive to the effects and toxicities of melatonin.