Everyone has experienced the occasional odd sleepless night, complete with tossing and turning. Unfortunately, for some people, it isn’t so odd but rather insists on being part of their routine. However, there are many possible solutions to this problem, including the benefits of a natural hormone known as melatonin. Not only does the human brain make it, but in minimal amounts it is also found in plants and animals. So keep in mind–while melatonin may help you sleep, it is not a man-made sleep aid.
Does Melatonin Work?
Whether or not the intentional consumption of melatonin assists sleep often depends on the individual and the reason they need or want it. However, the onslaught of sleeplessness frequently comes from the production of melatonin being disturbed, either being in an unconventional release pattern or there not being enough of it. When melatonin is released or repressed is dictated by circadian rhythms and exposure to light, so if your body is flung into a different time zone (jet lag), or if you hold a night job, your sleep being under the control of when your body is used to experiencing daylight may be less than ideal.
Jet lag is when a person travels to different time zones, generally by plane. In some cases, the time difference may only be a few hours and this is hardly an issue. However, once it becomes a notable shift it may take your body an inconvenient amount of time to re-adjust (approximately a day for every time zone crossed) and make it difficult to sleep or stay awake at appropriate times. However, that’s where melatonin comes in. If taken at the right time, supplements can ease the adjustment period by raising melatonin levels and thus make you tired.
Benefits of Melatonin
As already harped upon, the major benefit of melatonin supplements, when used correctly, is sleep. There are numerous other uses being researched (such as helping with Alzheimer’s) but you should consult your doctor before using it regularly to help treat something.
Taking melatonin can sometimes interact badly with medications and health problems, so either do your research or consult your doctor! Long-term use (over two months) is also heavily discouraged without the consultation of a doctor. It sometimes comes with side effects, so don’t be too alarmed if you wake up with: headaches, dizziness, daytime sleepiness, and in less common cases discomfort, irritability, confusion, etc. and even short-term feelings of depression. It also should be noted that melatonin often brings vivid dreams or nightmares. Regarding dosage, taking too much has not been shown to be even remotely harmful, it can disrupt circadian rhythms, which is rather inconvenient. Finally, do not operate machinery or drive a vehicle within five hours of taking melatonin supplements. The very idea of taking melatonin supplements is to make you drowsy.
Herbalife Sleep Now with Melatonin
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