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Answer:Melatonin, tart cherry juice extract, L-theanine, ashwagandha, saffron, and valerian, may, to varying degrees, improve sleep. In contrast, supplements such as garlic and red yeast rice may make it more difficult to fall asleep, as may vitamin D and CoQ10 when taken in high doses or at nighttime. What you eat can also affect sleep. For details, sign in and read the full answer.
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