The secret to sound sleep- Melatonin Hormone

Melatonin is the hormone for a good sleep cycle. It is also available as a supplement that can help you with your sleep problems.

For good sleep, you can take melatonin

For many of us, it becomes difficult to sleep, sometimes due to stress and sometimes due to excessive caffeine consumption. Our social and work environments are also factors that disturb the sleep cycle, which adversely affects your health. It is important to get a good night's sleep to avoid cognitive disability, poor focus, and the risk of heart diseases.

From meditation to medicine, there are many ways to correct the sleep cycle. One such method is the use of melatonin.

What is Melatonin?

Melatonin is produced by the pineal gland in the brain, and darkness in the environment prompts it to be released into the bloodstream. Light is its enemy, as it interferes with its production, and therefore, your sleep also depends on it.

This hormone is important for maintaining the natural sleep and wake cycle. Melatonin levels in the blood are highest at night and help promote healthy sleep by correcting our circadian rhythms.

This hormone is produced naturally by the body, although supplements are recommended for people experiencing sleep problems.

Make your sleep a priority. 

Should You Take Melatonin for Better Sleep?

Melatonin plays an important role in regulating sleep quality. Melatonin supplements may be useful for people who have delayed sleep-wake phase disorder (DSWPD). This hormone is useful for people suffering from circadian rhythm disorders, which alter a person's sleep schedule.

People working in cemeteries or traveling abroad may see their body's internal clock incorrectly. Melatonin supplements are known to help with these problems, as it resets the sleep-wakeup cycle and improve sleep quality.

Melatonin supplements have been shown to be an effective agent against disordered sleep patterns in relation to improving sleep cycles.

Melatonin promotes sound sleep

The benefits of using melatonin for better sleep are well established, but its side effects should also be considered. These include headache, dizziness, nervousness and in some cases, it can also cause mild anxiety and tension.

Symptoms such as abdominal cramps, reduced attention, disorientation, and low blood pressure levels are also side effects of melatonin. Given that melatonin can cause drowsiness, activities such as driving should be avoided as a precaution.

These supplements may also interact adversely with certain medications, such as anticoagulants and anti-platelet drugs, contraceptives, diabetes medications, and immunosuppressants.

Its supplements are available in capsule, tablet, and liquid form. However, it is important to consult a doctor before starting melatonin supplements.

So, ladies, if you are facing sleep problems, do visit a doctor and get a consultation on how to use melatonin for a healthy sleep cycle. 

(Disclaimer: The content on this site is for informational purposes only, and should not be taken as professional medical advice. Always seek the guidance of your doctor or other health professionals for any questions you may have regarding your health or a medical condition.)

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About the Author

Dr. Rati Parwani

Dr Rati Parwani is a Practising Professional BHMS Doctor having experience of 8 years in the medical field. Her approach towards each and every patient is the utmost professional with high standards of practice. She has nurtured her writing skills and proves it as an asset to her professionalism. She has experience in content writing and likes her writing ethical and scientific-based.

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