publication . Article . 2015

Melatonin level and sleep disorders in adolescents

Hesti Lestari; Julius H. Lolombulan; Andre Inigo; Nurhayati Masloman;
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  • Published: 01 Jul 2015 Journal: Paediatrica Indonesiana, volume 55, pages 215-218 (issn: 0030-9311, eissn: 2338-476X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Paediatrica Indonesiana - Indonesian Pediatric Society
Abstract
<jats:p>and time of sleep. Decreased melatonin levels have been noted in people with sleep disorders. Melatonin is a neurohormone, produced mainly by the pineal gland, as well as a small part of the retina. Its function is to maintain normal circadian rhythms and it is related to sleep regulation in humans.Objective To assess for a relationship between melatonin levels and sleep disorders in adolescents.Methods We conducted a cross-sectional study on students of two secondary schools in Tuminting, Manado, North Sulawesi, from May to June 2013. Subjects were obtained by consecutive sampling for a total of 44 adolescents aged 12-15 years. Subjects filled questionn...
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Medical Subject Headings: hormones, hormone substitutes, and hormone antagonists
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