What is melatonin?
Melatonin often called the hormone of sleep, is a hormone produced naturally by our body, it is more precisely produced by the pineal gland located at the base of the brain .
The major effect of melatonin is the synchronization of the sleep/wake cycle.
Generally, this hormone is released in the event of darkness (particularly at nightfall) to make it easier to fall asleep.
She decides when to fall asleep.
Melatonin secretion is reduced in the presence of light and stimulated when it is dark.
This is why in the evening, it is necessary to favor dim and soft lights, so that the pineal gland “informs” the brain that it is dark and that it is the right time to sleep.
Does melatonin have any other function on our body?
Yes, absolutely, and very often we ignore it:
- It is an anti oxidant
- It would also play a role in our immune system
- It would also help the body to adapt to the changing seasons.
Melatonin, if we have just seen it is produced naturally by our body, it can turn out that sometimes, we do not produce enough of it, (for different reasons), and it is in this case- where one may need a little boost, this hormone can also be manufactured in the laboratory in the form of food supplements.
But when should you take melatonin supplementation?
To better support and suffer less from jet lag
Basically this hormone was almost exclusively used by air hostesses, pilots, and travelers to better withstand frequent jet lags, now it has become commonplace and is also recommended in other cases .
For anyone with sleep phase delays (regardless of age)
When insomnia is caused by bad daily habits (we go to bed too late, we don't respect our sleep cycle, we stay for hours on screens, we don't take our eyes off our phone, we wait to see the end of his film even if the first signs of fatigue appear, we prepare his work meeting the next day …)
We can't fall asleep, because very often we miss our sleep cycle and then it's too late, nothing helps, we can turn in all directions, but sleep doesn't come no.
In these cases, taking a dose of 1.8mg, 45 minutes before the desired bedtime can be a good alternative well-being, because the time to fall asleep will be much shorter (the maximum authorized dose for food supplements in France is 1.9mg)
From the age of 55 we secrete less and less melatonin
Insomnia, frequent awakenings at night, great difficulty falling asleep, sleep disorders affect between 20 and 40% of people over 55, unfortunately with age the production of melatonin decreases more and more, and can become a real burden for those who suffer from it.
To regain restful sleep, taking melatonin in the form of food supplements is recommended to combat sleep disorders related to aging
It is also very effective for people who “systematically” wake up at dawn each morning, without being able to go back to sleep.
Does melatonin have any side effects
Melatonin causes no side effects, no habituation, no dependence, and no drowsiness upon waking, unlike sleeping pills.
This little hormone will allow you to approach your bedtimes with lightness, without fear of not being able to fall asleep, thanks to melatonin, you will not even have time to count sheep and you will wake up in great shape .
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