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If You're on the Pill and You Regularly Take Melatonin, Read This Important Warning

Melatonin can help you fall asleep faster, but while doctors don't recommend long-term use for anyone, women who are on birth control pills should take extra precautions before getting in the habit of reaching for a supplement whenever insomnia strikes.

Savita Ginde, MD, vice president of medical affairs at Stride Community Health Center and former chief medical officer of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, explained that melatonin is naturally produced in the pineal gland, the same gland that regulates female hormone levels. "While there are no definitive studies, "one...

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Published By: popsugar - Thursday, 11 July