Melatonin

Sleep Hormone, Melatonin

Melatonin is a hormone produced by the brain that regulates our body clock and helps control sleep. When exposed to light, melatonin levels in the body decrease, which wakes us up and keeps us awake. As a supplement, melatonin regulates the levels of this substance in the body and helps with anxiety, directly related to restful sleep. Thus, those who suffer from sleep problems can use this supplement to optimize their sleep cycle and achieve good sleep health.

  • Origin: nonessential, synthetic
  • Source: Milk, Wine, Tomato, Berries, Walnuts, Olive Oil
  • Category: Hormone/Hormone Precursor
  • Age range: 18-60, >60
  • Toxicity: There is no evidence of toxicity until now

What are Melatonin benefits?

Melatonin is a hormone produced by the brain that regulates sleep. When the light level decreases, the production of melatonin increases, which makes us feel sleepy. Melatonin is also known as the “sleep hormone,” bringing more importance to its supplementation.

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Depression

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Sleep Latency

Sleep Latency

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Early Awaking

Early Awaking

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Sleep Duration

Sleep Duration

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Melatonin and Sleep

Sleep is a very important physiological process, as it regulates the body's functions. It is responsible for promoting / facilitating energy conservation, synthesis and secretion of hormones and proteins, learning and memory through brain changes. Sleep is mainly driven by the circadian cycle, which involves exposure to light, hormones such as melatonin, and hypothalamic activity. The compounds that help regulate sleep work in different pathways, they can facilitate the process of falling asleep, increase the duration of continuous sleep or improve the quality of sleep.

Sleep Latency

Sleep latency is the time it takes between being awake and actually falling asleep. More importantly than many think, sleep latency is linked to and impacted by the stages of sleep. Fortunately there are natural solutions to improve latency and quality of nightly rest.

Sleep Duration

Sleep duration refers to the total amount of sleep obtained, either during the nightly sleep episode or during the 24 hours. Getting a full, uninterrupted sleep can be difficult and is considered a disorder, but there are natural solutions that can help.

Early Awaking

Early awakening is a form of recurrent sleep disorder and can cause exhaustion. This problem is commonly associated with anxiety and can impair performance the next day, especially in tasks that require focus and attention such as work and physical activities.

Melatonin and Depression

Depression is a chronic and recurrent psychiatric condition that produces mood changes characterized by deep sadness, mood swings, loss of interest in activities, causing significant impairment in daily life.

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