Sleep is needed for optimal health, but most people prioritize other things like work or school over this. Millions of people around the world don’t get the amount of sleep that the body needs to function properly.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) calls the fluoridation of water “one of 10 great public health achievements of the 20th century.”
Although melatonin is known as a hormone that helps you sleep, it has many other health benefits. Read this post to learn about ways to increase or decrease melatonin levels.
Melatonin 2-Part Series
This post is part 2 of a 2-part series.
Factors That Increase Melatonin Levels
1) Melatonin Supplements
In a review of 35 studies, researchers found that melatonin supplementation slightly improves sleep quality (R).
Melatonin shows promise in improving insomnia and reducing jet lag. It also does not have any serious side effects (R).
Beyond sleep and circadian rhythm, melatonin has many important health benefits because it is a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory hormone. Read this post to learn more about how melatonin is critical for brain health, gut health, and fertility, and may help treat and prevent.
Plus also why melatonin supplementation doesn’t help with sleep for many people.
Melatonin is derived from the amino acid tryptophan and the neurotransmitter serotonin (R).
Melatonin has many important functions in the body, including:
Since the beginning of human history, people have lived and worked outdoors during the light of day, absorbing light energy from the sky.
Melatonin is an insomniac’s dream.
Every day that passes, we are a day older. Most people hope to live long healthy lives, yet aging is also an expected part of this process.