We’ve all had those nights before. Hours of tossing and turning, filled with anxiety, willing to do anything to just turn off our brains. While there are dozens of natural products that produce calming effects (think valerian and catnip), only melatonin has been shown to help regulate sleep cycles. Melatonin’s unique ability to help our bodies adapt to new sleeping patterns more quickly make it a standby for globetrotters and shift workers, alike.
Recent studies suggest that melatonin may have other benefits, as well. Specifically, it appears that melatonin also helps to balance our digestive tracts and enhance our immune systems. It’s well-established that getting enough sleep improves our chances of maintaining a healthy weight, so perhaps there will be other exciting developments in this study.
Melatonin isn’t safe for everyone, so make sure you talk to a knowledgable health care professional to see if it’s right for you.
For more information on melatonin, check out this Natural News article.
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