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Medical School: Quaid-E-Azam Medical College, Pakistan
Residency: Union Hospital, Terre Haute, IN
American Board of Family Medicine – Certified
June 20, 2022
After all we’ve been through the past couple of years, you’d think we’d be exhausted. Sleep struggles have significantly worsened during the pandemic, however, a phenomenon some medical experts refer to as “coronasomnia.”
If you’re among the 60% of people who, since the start of the pandemic, have found that Mr. Sandman plays hard to get, you might wonder if you should try one of the over-the-counter melatonin supplements advertised as sleep aids. Melatonin comes in a range of doses and forms, from capsules and gummies to transdermal patches.
Melatonin supplements boost the body’s store of melatonin, a hormone that helps regulate the body’s circadian rhythm, or internal clock, an sleep. “As we get into evening and night when it gets dark, our natural melatonin increases and that helps us fall asleep. During daytime, melatonin declines and that helps us to stay awake,” explains Safana Mushtaq, M.D., a primary care physician at St. Joseph Family Medicine an Specialty Services in Milford.
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