Melatonin

Melatonin

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Not getting enough sleep is linked with many chronic diseases and conditions—such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and depression—that threaten our nation’s health.  Additionally, the CDC also report that one third of US adults report not getting enough sleep.

 

Melatonin is a hormone secreted by the pineal gland in your brain that helps to regulate sleep.  Melatonin levels in your body increase as the evening progresses and the sunlight dims, slowly creating a feeling of relaxation and promoting sleep.

 

The problem is that exposure to light can turn off the production of melatonin, making it much harder to fall asleep.  That’s why it is harder to fall asleep in the summer, when it stays light later in the day.

 

Exposure to any light can also cause the production of melatonin to cease.  Lights in your home, television, computers, phones can all mess with melatonin production, making it harder for you to fall asleep.  Get up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom and turn on a light?  Boom – melatonin production  stops.

 

In a perfect world we wouldn’t be exposed to any light after the sun set (like our ancestors) and we would find it easier to sleep peacefully – go to bed with the sunset and wake with the sunrise.  Sadly, that is not possible in today’s world (plus, who wants to go to bed at 7:oopm?).

 

Taking melatonin supplements an hour or so prior to bedtime can help increase the melatonin in your system, supporting relaxation and sleep –

– especially helpful for those suffering from jet lag, or those who work odd shifts, requiring sleep during the day time.‡

 

Dosages will vary significantly for each individual, so it is suggested to start with small doses and increase the dosage as needed.

 

 

 

‡These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Melatonin may have many additional benefits beyond those assisting with relaxation and sleep:

• Melatonin is a potent antioxidant, destroying harmful free-radicals which may also support eye health related to age-related macular degeneration (AMD)‡

• Because of its effect on relaxation, melatonin may help with seasonal depression (winter blues or seasonal affective disorder, also known as SAD)‡

• May support healthy levels of growth hormones in men‡

• May support the immune system‡

‡These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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