Melatonin Adolescent Research Study

  • STATUS
    Recruiting
  • End date
    Apr 1, 2023
  • participants needed
    80
  • sponsor
    Loma Linda University
Updated on 1 October 2021

Summary

The present study will use a within-person, randomized cross-over experimental design to test the effects of exogenous melatonin supplementation on the sleep and daytime functioning of typically developing adolescents with short or disrupted sleep of behavioral origins (i.e., difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or premature waking resulting in short or disrupted sleep not attributed to an organic sleep condition).

Details
Condition Sleep Disorders in Children
Treatment Placebo, Melatonin
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04588233
SponsorLoma Linda University
Last Modified on1 October 2021

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Inclusion Criteria

Self-identified sleep difficulties (e.g., difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or premature waking resulting in short or disrupted sleep)
Ages 13 to 17 years old
Able to understand, read, and write in English
Melatonin naive

Exclusion Criteria

Obesity
Use of psychiatric medication
Drug(s), or supplements known to affect sleep
History of head injury or concussion with loss of consciousness >1 minute
Daily consumption of >1 caffeinated beverage
Risk for any organic sleep disorder (e.g., obstructive sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome)
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