Natural Sleep Aid and Jet Lag Product.
those with occasional insomnia or trouble falling asleep
mitigate effects of jet lag
maintain healthy sleeping patterns
side effects like sleeping pills
affects timing and release of female reproductive hormones
Melatonin Natural Support for Sleep Disorders
Melatonin is a natural hormone produced in the pineal gland at the base of the
brain. It plays a key role in the regulation of sleep and is believed to be
important in maintaining the body's normal circadian rhythm. Melatonin has been
used for two primary reasons: sleep-related problems and jet lag.
Studies Show Effectiveness as a Sleep
A 1995 Gallup Poll revealed that approximately one-half of all Americans suffer
occasional or chronic sleep problems. Melatonin became popular as a sleep aid
in the 1990s. This usage has been supported repeatedly by scientific studies.
As a sleep aid it appears most effective in those suffering mild and occasional
insomnia or trouble falling asleep.
The second most common usage for melatonin is as a counter
agent for jet lag. In one study, passengers taking melatonin before, during or
after an eastward flight found relief for jet lag although the effect was less
pronounced for those flying westward. A review of nine clinical trials in 2002
revealed that taking 5 mg of melatonin between 10 p.m. and midnight at the
destination helped travelers fall asleep faster and sleep better.
One lesser-known effect of Melatonin is its role in
controlling the timing and release of female reproductive hormones. Melatonin
helps determine when menstruation begins, the frequency and duration of
menstrual cycles and when menstruation ends (menopause).
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