Taking Notes: Side Effects of Melatonin

I’ve recently been taking melatonin to get a more-regulated period of quality sleep each night. While the supplement itself has been effective, I’ve also noticed some changes both physically and mentally during the daytime hours. So I’ve done a bit of research and here are the side effects that at least one article mentions.

  • Melatonin Side Effect #1: Daytime Sleepiness (Grogginess) – I haven’t noticed this being a big problem, especially on days when I’m working.
  • Melatonin Side Effect #2: Interferes With Pregnancy – I don’t guess I really need to be concerned with this one…I list it because it would affect some of you reading this list.
  • Melatonin Side Effect #3: Worsens Depression – Although I don’t think I have depression and while the article states melatonin is not the cause of depression, I have noticed an overall lower mood when taking it over several days. This one is definitely on my radar.
  • Melatonin Side Effect #4: Dosing Confusion – The article says that melatonin should be used to establish a more stable sleep pattern if you’ve gotten away from one. But it shouldn’t be used over long periods in place of getting to sleep with your body’s natural melatonin.
  • Melatonin Side Effect #6: Headaches – I haven’t had a problem with this one, but will list it to keep it on the radar just in case.
  • Melatonin Side Effect #7: High Blood Pressure – Definitely one to keep my eye on…I do take two meds for blood pressure and it states it can have an effect on those….I probably need to use that blood pressure monitor I purchased over a month ago and haven’t even taken out of the box.
  • Melatonin Side Effect #8: Over Sedation – I’ve been taking more than the recommended dosage each night….probably don’t need to be doing that.
  • Melatonin Side Effect #9: Dizziness & Nausea – Has not been an issue for me at this point.
  • Melatonin Side Effect #10: Infertility – Once again, not a concern for me, but list it here for others who may be reading.
  • Source: https://10faq.com/health/melatonin-side-effects/?utm_source=google&utm_campaign=701-717-3049-1362493182&utm_medium=cpc&utm_content=57235675351&utm_term=melatonin%20side%20effects&gclid=CjwKCAjw2P-KBhByEiwADBYWCvjSXPbTnAp2ZV_DwgcDyWz0zMWoC0CXw4KRYTSThbrpViFUwwnMfhoCdKYQAvD_BwE

Published by David Lee Moser

I am a sixty year old semi-retired elementary science teacher.

2 thoughts on “Taking Notes: Side Effects of Melatonin

  1. Thank you for you input….I used the first thing that popped up on my Google search and that isn’t always the wisest avenue to take. Much appreciated. – David Lee

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