Melatonin

What is melatonin

Melatonin is a hormone made by the pineal gland, a small gland in the brain. Melatonin helps control your sleep and wake cycles. Very small amounts of it are found in foods such as meats, grains, fruits, and vegetables. You can also buy it as a supplement.

It helps to control sleep patterns for people who work night shifts

What does natural melatonin do in the body?

Your body has its own internal clock that controls your natural cycle of sleeping and waking hours. In part, your body clock controls how much melatonin your body makes. Normally, melatonin levels begin to rise in the mid- to late evening, remain high for most of the night, and then drop in the early morning hours.

Light affects how much melatonin your body produces. During the shorter days of the winter months, your body may produce melatonin either earlier or later in the day than usual.

Why is melatonin used as a dietary supplement?

Melatonin supplement are sometimes used to treat jet lag or sleep problems due to shift work.

 

 

 

6 thoughts on “Melatonin

  1. This is a very good product, as im working shifts and seriously battling with my sleep
    In a normal night shift i would only sleep to a maximum of 4h30min then im awake
    by the time i get to work im very tired, so where can i get this

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