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Melatonin is a commonly used supplement for sleep, both by healthcare providers, and self-prescribed by consumers. Yet natural melatonin has many additional actions throughout the body. It is known as a powerful anti-oxidant, and for anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective, and immune modulating effects. Melatonin supplements have been shown to be clinically useful for wide range of conditions, from migraine and stroke, to cardiovascular disease and hypertension, to GI and reproductive disorders. So when you think about melatonin, you can think “outside of the box,” and use it for a myriad of conditions beyond sleep problems.
Catherine Darley, ND, is a graduate of Bastyr University. She combines her knowledge of sleep disorders with her training as a naturopathic physician to bridge these two fields. As a naturopath, her expertise lies in providing natural and effective treatments for sleep problems. She treats people of all ages and especially enjoys working with teens and their families. She founded The Institute of Naturopathic Sleep Medicine Inc in Seattle which is dedicated to patient care, public education about sleep health, and consultation with high-risk populations such as first responders. Dr. Darley regularly writes articles and speaks for professional audiences. She has served as adjunct faculty at Bastyr University and National University of Natural Medicine. In her personal time, Catherine advocates for later secondary school start times and enjoys being outside in nature.
**This presentation is worth 1 Category 1 CE credit, including 0.1 Pharmacology credits for Washington NDs.**
Originally presented October 16, 2022, at WANP's CONNECT 2022 conference.