Here’s what the science says on if they can help you fall—and actually stay—asleep.
We all know how important it is to get enough sleep each night as rest not only keeps you on top of your running game, but it also keeps your heart, brain, and metabolism in check, too. But sufficient shuteye doesn’t often come easy, leaving many of us looking for solutions to fall—and actually stay—asleep better.
Melatonin is a common sleep-aid supplement that many turn to when they’re having trouble sleeping. But does it actually work? And more importantly, is it safe to consume?
We turned to Aarti Grover, M.D., director of sleep medicine at Tufts Medical Center, and the most relevant research for answers.