Category Sleep | Stress

What is Melatonin?

Melatonin also called the “sleep hormone ”, is produced by the pineal gland at dusk. It plays a fundamental role in regulating our body clock as is responsible for the sleep/wake cycle. The Suprachiasmatic Nucleus (SN) is a receptor in…

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How does melatonin affect our sleep?

Melatonin is one of the essential ‘messengers’ for the circadian rhythm A circadian rhythm is a biological rhythm that lasts approximately 24 hours and includes all of our natural biological rhythms, including the sleep-wake cycle. Our sleep cycle is regulated…

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Why take Melatonin?

Solution for circadian rhythm disturbances Melatonin can be purchased over the counter on the Internet or in pharmacies. This hormone can be taken for jet lag, to treat insomnia, to reduce chronic pain, or to help withdraw from sleeping pills. …

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Can you be melatonin deficient?

Melatonin is not considered an essential nutrient To date, no Recommended Daily Intake of melatonin has been established, so we cannot speak of a deficiency.  However, researchers have noted that people with certain health problems have lower than average melatonin…

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