youutekk Health Articles & Self-Care — Melatonin

Sleep Support

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Sleep Support

Sleep is important for your health. Here are youutekk's tips and advice for higher quality sleep. 

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Melatonin In The Dark!

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Melatonin In The Dark!

Our bodies produce melatonin in the dark. Yet without enough bright light in the day, our chronobiological circadian rhythm is disturbed. This causes an imbalance in our hormones including melatonin secretions. Melatonin improves SAD patients "In a report to appear online this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, researchers at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) show that the hormone melatonin effectively treats seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a form of depression that occurs during winter months when sunlight is reduced. The disorder is currently treated with bright light exposure. Alfred Lewy, MD, PhD, who is OHSU School...

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