Rethinking Melatonin: Psychology Professors Publishes on the Downsides of Melatonin Use in College Students

Assistant Professor of Psychology, Jack Peltz, recently published on the potential negative effects of melatonin usage in college students.

With such high rates of undergraduate sleep problems, students have chosen to take melatonin, an over-the-counter supplement that can facilitate sleep. Questions remain as to the effectiveness of melatonin for sleep problems, and questions have emerged about its impact on mental health. Accordingly, the current study examined how ongoing melatonin usage might impact relative changes in college students’ sleep disturbance and ultimately their depressive symptoms.

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Jack Peltz (jpeltz@brockport.edu)

Posted: January 02, 2024