Were you looking for information about Melatonin? Melatonan is a common misspelling of melatonin.
Melatonin is a hormone that is commonly used as a supplement, most often for treating sleeping problems. It seems to play an important role in the circadian rhythm, which is the daily internal rhythm that regulates sleeping, waking, and other functions. Many people use it to treat jet lag, insomnia, or chronic fatigue syndrome.
Potential side effects include daytime drowsiness, dizziness, and headache. Most melatonin supplements available today are synthetic versions of the naturally occurring hormone. Before using this product, let your healthcare provider know if you have any other medical conditions, such as depression, epilepsy, or diabetes.
(Click Melatonin for more information on the safety and effectiveness of melatonin, an explanation of how the hormone works to regulate sleep patterns, and a list of other side effects that may occur. You can also click on any of the links in the box to the right for more specific information.)