Originally Posted By: chaosmagnet
Improved sleep has a positive benefit on the immune system.


A few weeks ago, I was not feeling well. Irregular heart beat, constant anxiety, constant tiredness, the whole list. I needed sleep but couldn't sleep much. Finally I decided to just drop in bed and shut down. I got more sleep, and yes, I started to feel better.

I heard a few things about Melatonin and was tempted to buy a bottle. But I am not a pill lover and try to avoid meds if possible.

Realizing this is a friendly chat board and not a medical expert board, I like to ask about melatonin. Does it have any negative side effects ? Will it be of more help than harm for a 65 year old self-stressed coffee junkie ?