Is melatonin effective for patients with secondary sleep disorders?
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Melatonin does not affect sleep-onset latency in patients with secondary sleep disorders. (SOR: B, based on a meta-analysis with inconsistent findings.) Melatonin minimally increases sleep efficiency and total sleep time, but only by about 10 minutes. (SOR: A, based on a meta-analysis.)
Evidence Based Practice 13(11): 09.