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Melatonin Three Tips to Improve Production

Melatonin production is crucial to human health. According to The Life Extension Manual and The National Sleep Foundation, whether an individualÂ’s body is producing a sufficient amount of the necessary hormone or not can affect mood, mental stability, immunity to disease, and even how gracefully they age.

Melatonin production is crucial to human health. According to The Life Extension Manual and The National Sleep Foundation, whether an individual’s body is producing a sufficient amount of the necessary hormone or not can affect mood, mental stability, immunity to disease, and even how gracefully they age.

The author is not a physician, but instead, is merely bringing readers information gleaned from reputable sources. Detailed questions should be asked of a licensed health practitioner.

Melatonin is released by the pineal body, and is the only anti-oxidant, capable of breaching the blood/brain barrier. As well, unlike vitamins A and E, it’s able to fulfill it’s role whether in an aqueous (water) or lipid (fat) environment.

The hormone is also one of the very few anti-oxidants capable of protecting the DNA of cells. Natural production of melatonin is also known to affect the onset of sleep and the body’s natural sleep cycles (the circadian rhythm). So, with these bits of knowledge, readers can understand how important it is the body be allowed to maintain optimum levels of the hormone. While supplements are available, and fairly inexpensive, it’s the body’s own production that’s ideal.

Melatonin: Three Tips to Improve Production Number One:

Cut out the noise. - Globalbioweather.com illustrates not only how crucial melatonin levels are for the human organism, but also how levels are affected, by noise pollution during sleep. Where noise levels disrupt the natural production is simply due to interruptions to the sleep patterns. Melatonin levels tend to peak somewhere between two and four hours of uninterrupted sleep so at least a few hours of solid sleep is crucial.

One solution: Turn off that MP3! Some folks may just live near loud, inconsiderate neighbors, barking dogs, near a train-yard, airport, or highway. In such an environment it may even be necessary to use earplugs. They’re a small price to pay for good health.

Melatonin: Three Tips to Improve Production Number Two: Turn off the light. - Sleeping in as dark of a room as possible through the night allows for ideal production of what’s sometimes referred to as “The Master Hormone.” Obviously, this would mean turning off the lights, and it also means eliminating all sources of odd-colored lights as well.

Green lights are reported to have the strongest effect on production. So even something so simple as the light coming from the face of a clock radio can interrupt production. Turn the face of the clock radio away from sleeping eyes. Some people in the know even go so far as to wear blindfolds to bed.

Melatonin: Three Tips to Improve Production Number Three:

Stick to a consistent sleep cycle. - This seems to be a challenge at times for both young adults and the elderly. Young laborers are often those used by employers for differing shifts, changing from early morning shifts, to those in the late evening. Senior citizens seem to have some difficulty in developing the same levels of melatonin as they did in their youth, and this can result in a false sense of, not needing sleep as much. This is merely perception since we all need the same amount of sleep.

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Comments (4)

I have trouble getting enough sleep. I have read a little about melatonin before. Sounds like it could be very helpful. Thanks for the great information.

very informative article

Thanks for the info!

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