Makes falling asleep easier, regulates sleep cycles and reduces the effects of jet lag.
Melatonin is a hormone naturally produced by the body. It regulates our sleep cycles and, unlike other hormones, can only be generated in low lighting conditions. It is essential for good quality sleep and keeps you from waking up during the night.
Long-haul travel, constant exposure to screens, artificial lighting, age, stress and smoking can all affect melatonin production and lead to insomnia or difficulty falling asleep, so taking a melatonin supplement can certainly help!
DID YOU KNOW ?
Melatonin is created by the pineal gland or epiphysis, a small area located deep within the brain. Hinduism was the first to take an interest in this gland, viewing it as the ultimate centre of vitality. They called it “the gateway to rest and perfect harmony”. It also embodies the famed “third eye” of Dharmic spiritual traditions.
Melatonin is not recommended for children, teenagers, or anyone who is pregnant or nursing or has an inflammatory or autoimmune disease. Anyone with epilepsy, asthma, or a mood, behavioural or personality disorder should not take melatonin without consulting with a doctor. Taking dietary supplements containing melatonin in combination with any medical treatment must also be approved by a doctor.