melatonin and sleep....

Gak gak at umich.edu
Tue Jan 7 12:37:16 EST 1997


Question: If you have daytime fatigue and sleepiness because
	you do not receive proper sleep. Melatonin helps induce 
	and deepen sleep.  You are then less fatigued. How then
	is this a placebo effect ? It seems like a direct effect to me.




s3e0101 at lrz-muenchen.de () wrote:

>messager at jouy.inra.fr (Sophie Messager) writes:

>>phis at sprynet.com (James Howard) wrote:

>>>I recently had the occasion 
>[snip]
>..........>>of melatonin should releive daytime fatigue and sleepiness.
>>>

>>What you describes seems to me to be a typical placebo effect !!! I am 
>>currently completing my PhD on the effect of melatonin on reproduction. I 
>>known this hormone very well, and I can say that melatonin is a hypnotic 
>>hormone.
>[rest deleted]
>Hi,
>I'm quite ready to believe it's a placebo effect, but melatonin did
>help me with my daytime drowsiness quite significantly.  Could it
>be that  there are good and less good placebos and that their effect
>is partly due to the "non-placebo" side of them?

>Greetings, A.R.Friedels3e0101 at sunmail.lrz-muenchen.de







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