melatonin and sleep....
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
>..........>>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
>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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