Melatonin Functions

In general, it is recommended that if you feel a sleep problem and are serious enough to treat it, you may opt to take a melatonin supplement to improve your condition.

Good advice is to see your sleep doctor to make sure you understand the cause of your sleep problem and treat it properly and in this way improve your overall health and avoid the adverse effects of supplements.

Melatonin is a natural hormone produced by the body in the pineal gland. This is a pea-sized gland located just above the middle of the brain. During the day the pineal gland is inactive.

When the sun sets, and the darkness occurs, it is activated by the suprachiasmatic nucleus and begins to actively produce melatonin, which is released into the blood.

Melatonin Functions

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Time to Cure Insomnia

People who spend sleepless nights know how it adversely affects both body and mind to function the following day. Sleep is meant to be a regenerative process for the body, much like recharging an electronic gadget. In the absence of sleep, both mind and body tend to lose their vitality. A person may end up feeling fatigued and find his/her thoughts to be clouded.

In short, one may find oneself incapable of physical work and having clarity of mind. Other effects can include headache, dark circles, irritability, indigestion, and so on. There can be various reasons for this sleep disruption, the major one being melatonin.

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Maintain Proper Sleeping Schedules

The human body has a pineal gland which secretes a hormone known as melatonin. This production regulates our sleeping cycles and prevents sleep disorders. Its primary functions are to reduce jet lag, correct delayed sleep syndrome, assist in spending vacations in different time zones and help in adapting to changing work timetables as well.

However, several reasons can influence its amount, and that’s when supplements come in the picture.

Pineal Gland

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