What can be the disturbances in Melatonin secretion?
Deficiency or delay in melatonin
Melatonin secretion can be disrupted by inappropriate exposure to bright light. For example, exposure to light or the use of screens in the evening can delay melatonin secretion and cause difficulties in falling asleep. On the other hand, the absence of proper light stimulation during the day, especially in the morning, can delay the cessation of melatonin secretion and make it difficult to wake up.
Other situations may be responsible for disturbances in melatonin secretion such as “jet lag”, irregular working hours, and impaired vision.
Beta-blockers, drugs for the cardiovascular system, can reduce the nocturnal secretion of melatonin and thus cause insomnia.
Finally, it should be noted that melatonin secretion does not remain fixed throughout life; the pineal gland secretes less and less melatonin over time.
All these causes, responsible for the decrease or delay in the secretion of melatonin, can lead to sleep disorders.
In regions with a “very grey” winter, where there is a significant drop in winter light, some people overproduce melatonin, thus causing asthenia and even seasonal depression. These generally disappear in the spring. To regulate melatonin production, light therapy sessions are available.
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