Melatonin is a neurohormone that is secreted by the pineal gland and known to impact the sleep-wake cycle. Melatonin is regarded to be a safe and natural sleep aid. Since many people with tinnitus suffer sleep disturbance, melatonin has been studied as a therapeutic agent for tinnitus. A review of the literature suggests that melatonin has a beneficial effect on tinnitus, especially for patients with sleep disturbance, but it does not seem to modify the strength or frequency of the tinnitus.
|Title of host publication||Tinnitus|
|Subtitle of host publication||Pathophysiology and Treatment|
|Editors||B. Langguth, G. Hajak, T. Kleinjung, A. Cacace, A.R. Moller|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - 2007|
|Name||Progress in Brain Research|
- sleep-wake cycle