Melatonin Has More Benefits Than You Knew

melatoninWhen you think of melatonin, the first thing that probably comes to mind is supporting sleep. It can be very helpful for initiating sleep, increasing sleep duration, as well as regulating circadian rhythm and reducing jet lag. But research shows that it also has other exciting and significant health benefits. For example, studies indicate that it can also protect against neurodegenerative diseases and brain injury, help with migraines, provide important support for cancer patients, support heart health, and protect the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Continue reading “Melatonin Has More Benefits Than You Knew”

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Why Sleep is Required for Health

sleep 2aWe know that not sleeping is unhealthy. And yet many of us are sleep deprived. So if we know that not getting enough shut-eye can be harming our health, what is keeping everyone awake at night?

The amount of sleep that is needed for good health varies per individual and with age, and the effects associated with insufficient sleep differ just as much. What is consistent is that we know why sleep is required for health.

• Sleep plays a role in brain function by helping to clean the pathways in the brain, and without sleep, your sensitive neurons cannot form new memories or learn. Continue reading “Why Sleep is Required for Health”

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Melatonin Benefits: Sleep and More

sleepingWhen you think of melatonin, the first thing that probably comes to mind is supporting sleep. It can be very helpful for initiating sleep, increasing sleep duration, as well as regulating circadian rhythm and reducing jet lag. But research shows that melatonin also has other exciting and significant health benefits. For example, studies indicate that it can also protect against neurodegenerative diseases and brain injury, help with migraines, provide important support for cancer patients, support heart health, and protect the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.

Part of the brain (pineal gland) makes hormones, one of which is melatonin. Continue reading “Melatonin Benefits: Sleep and More”

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Vitamin D and Melatonin

sleepingThis week, as I’ve listened to newscasters talk about how the flu is taking over America, it struck me that people are getting sick, in part, because they are deficient in melatonin.

Vitamin D and melatonin have something in common. They both strengthen the body’s immune system. Their relative production in the different seasons should complement each other perfectly. But, in our world of technology, they are out of sync. Cancer and all sorts of other diseases can develop if an immune system doesn’t function properly. In this post, you are going to gain an appreciation for melatonin and learn what you can do to normalize your brain’s production of this important hormone. Continue reading “Vitamin D and Melatonin”

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Getting a Good Night’s Sleep While Traveling

sleeping-on-planeWhether it’s for work or pleasure, or because it’s the holidays and there is family you haven’t seen since last December, sleeping away from your own bed can pose some sleep challenges. Having a regular bedtime routine can help prepare your mind and body for sleep, even in unfamiliar environments. When you know you’ll be sleeping in a hotel or a relative’s home, pack things that will make it feel like your bed… such as your pillow, an essential oil diffuser and lavender, a small portable fan or a white noise machine.

Here are some other tips to help make sleep while traveling easier: Continue reading “Getting a Good Night’s Sleep While Traveling”

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