Inside Your Health: Melatonin concerns

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An estimated 8 million children and adults in the U.S. take melatonin to help them fall asleep, but experts say there is not enough scientific evidence to determine the safety of this supplement.

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends people avoid taking melatonin for insomnia until better studies come out.

KSTP medical expert Dr. Archelle Georgiou explains what you need to know about this popular sleep aid in this week’s “Inside Your Health.”