Earplugs and eye-masks shunned for melatonin

Melatonin could be a solution for patients trying to get some shut-eye in a busy hospital ward or an ICU, suggests a pilot study conducted in China.

The researchers say it could be better than the standard eye mask and earplug ensemble used by patients to restrict noise and light.

Melatonin was well tolerated, more comfortable and produces better quality sleep than the non-medicated sleep aids, they report after their study of 40