Melatonin

The Power of Proper Sleep

Melatonin Connection Probably the most interesting and useful research I've seen in this area deals with the effects of nighttime light exposure on levels of the hormone melatonin. Many of the important physiological events that take place during sleep are directly linked to the production of melatonin.…

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Four Ways to Curb Food Cravings

…of sleep (more precisely, the lack of melatonin) with insulin resistance, an increased risk for type 2 diabetes, and specific food cravings. Researchers have discovered that the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas have melatonin receptors. When melatonin is released from the brain during sleep…

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7 Steps to Healthy Sleep

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE 1) First, do not use melatonin supplements for sleep on a daily or regular basis. For occasional jet lag or to help re-adjust your body clock, low melatonin dosages of 2 to 3 milligrams may be justified. 2) Arrange your sleeping quarters so that you have…

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Getting Over the Daylight Savings Hump

…When you do go to bed, make sure it's in complete darkness. Even the light of an alarm clock or cable box can disrupt your body’s production of melatonin, which affects the quality of your sleep. * Immediately after awakening, expose yourself to light by opening up the blinds or going outside. This…

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