TITLE

Melatonin: An option for managing sleep disorders in children with autism spectrum disorder

AUTHOR(S)
Damiani, Justina M.; Sweet, Burgunda V.; Sohoni, Pamela
PUB. DATE
January 2014
SOURCE
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;1/15/2014, Vol. 71 Issue 2, p95
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on using melatonin for managing sleep disorders in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as of January 2014. Melatonin is reportedly an endogenous hormone from bovine pineal gland extractions that can effect sleep, regulate circadian rhythm, and oxidize free radicals in humans. A 2011 double-blind crossover trial showed that melatonin decreased sleep latency by an average of 46.7 minutes and increased total sleep duration (TSD) by an average of 52.3 minutes.
ACCESSION #
93416551

 

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