Sleep Supplements: Melatonin

Melatonin is a popular supplement used to regulate sleep. Most people know someone who uses melatonin or you might use it. In this article, we will talk about why melatonin is useful to help regulate sleep. Disclaimer: this article provides some information to inspire further research but always have a conversation with your doctor before starting any new supplements.

Melatonin is a natural compound that is produced from serotonin in the body. Its release depends on the time of day and it is the major hormone involved with your circadian rhythm. This means when it's nighttime, your body will release more melatonin in preparation for sleep and reduces its release during daylight to promote wakefulness.

With that said melatonin is a great tool for those with insomnia, jet lag, shift work disorder, or other disturbances in sleep. Coming in an oral supplement, it can be taken 30 minutes to an hour before bed to help you feel sleepy. It is generally considered safe for short term use which is why it is a popular supplement for travelers going through different time zones. If you feel like melatonin might be benefit to you and your sleep, be sure to consult your doctor.

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