Parents turn to synthetic Melatonin to help children sleep

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by Lucy Bustamante, 13News

WVEC.com

Posted on September 5, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Updated Wednesday, Sep 5 at 6:01 PM

NORFOLK-Some parents with children who have a hard time getting to sleep are turning to the supplement Melatonin to help.

Specialists worry about the use of manufactured Melatonin, a synthetic hormone they say hasn't been studied long enough to know if there are any long-term effects.

Some parents have reported mild side effects like headaches, dizziness and daytime drowsiness.

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