Melatonin is a hormone produced by your brain’s pineal gland as a reaction to darkness. It aids sleep and the timing of your 24-hour biological clock, known as circadian rhythm.
Being exposed to light at night can disrupt melatonin production. The body manufactures melatonin; however, it’s also synthesized artificially as a food supplement as a sleep aid.
Studies show that melatonin may have other functions in the body besides sleeping, but the link between melatonin and these functions is not fully understood.
Keep watching to find out more about this sleep hormone, including how it works, its uses, and safety considerations.
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