Do I Need Melatonin?
The simple answer to the question, “Do I need Melatonin?” is, “kind of.” The reality is, melatonin is already in your body. It’s a natural hormone that your body makes all on its own. One of the biggest drivers of whether your body makes enough is light. Blue light, specifically, can really impact your body’s own production of Melatonin. You know, the kind your computer screen gives off, the kind your TV throws your way and the kind you cell phone beams right at you as you’re scrolling through your newsfeeds before bed.
Just because you have blue light all around doesn’t necessarily mean you aren’t making enough Melatonin. But, if you occasionally have trouble falling asleep, you might want to consider how much blue light you’re being exposed to before bed.
Historically, we humans relied on sunlight to wake us up, and the lack of it to let us know when it was time to get to bed. In a more connected world that never seems to slow down, we may need to try a bit harder to make sure our environment isn’t negatively impacting our ability to fall asleep. Because getting enough sleep, after all, is arguably the best thing we can do to keep stress at bay.
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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.