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  1. Do You Suffer From a Melatonin Deficiency?

    Do You Suffer From a Melatonin Deficiency?

    It's commonly known that healthy melatonin production is an essential to a restful sleep. As nighttime comes and we prepare for bed, our internal clock, or circadian rhythm, signals the brain that it's time for sleep. In response, the brain releases melatonin, a hormone that's used to regulate sleepiness and wakefulness. If you have trouble sleeping, a melatonin deficiency may...
  2. Prebiotics Promote Sleep, Soothe Stress and More

    Prebiotics Promote Sleep, Soothe Stress and More

    Recent research has found that prebiotics promote sleep, suggesting that adding these natural compounds to your diet can help you to get a better night's sleep. What Are Prebiotics? One of the systems that regulates your overall health is the gut microbiome, which is located in your large intestines and serves as a home to trillions of microbes. While some...
  3. 6 Ways to Get Better Sleep for a Strong Immune System

    6 Ways to Get Better Sleep for a Strong Immune System

    Even though research into the link between sleep and the immune system is still in its early phase, we have already learned that there is definitely an important correlation. While sleep will benefit your immune system, stress and other factors can still keep you from getting enough rest. These six proven tips can help you get better sleep. How Are...
  4. Studies Examine How Melatonin Boosts Immunity

    Studies Examine How Melatonin Boosts Immunity

    If you have ever had trouble sleeping, you may know that melatonin is the primary ingredient in many sleep supplements. This is because it's a natural hormone that's produced in the brain to govern the sleep-wake cycle and other internal body clocks. But melatonin does more than just help you get a refreshing night's sleep: As we face a global...
  5. Protect Yourself From Viruses: Keep Your Immune System Strong

    Protect Yourself From Viruses: Keep Your Immune System Strong

    As we face the pandemic caused by the spread of the COVID-19 virus, researchers all over the world are looking for ways to treat the condition the virus causes in humans. While some research examines repurposing existing medications for the treatment of the virus, other research suggests that a strong immune system plays a crucial role in mitigating the effects...
  6. Melatonin for Coronavirus: A Novel Treatment Option

    Melatonin for Coronavirus: A Novel Treatment Option

    As the Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, pandemic spreads across the globe, scientists all over the world are searching for a cure, while at the same time scrambling to create an effective vaccine. Research into the possibility of repurposing existing medications to treat this latest pandemic has uncovered an effective use of melatonin for this very purpose -- treating and...
  7. March 13th is World Sleep Day: What's the Significance?

    March 13th is World Sleep Day: What's the Significance?

    March 13th is World Sleep Day. On this day, the World Sleep Society is issuing a worldwide call to action regarding the importance of getting quality sleep each night. Read below to learn how you can achieve a more restful night. How Does Getting Sufficient Sleep Improve Your Quality of Life? It's common to hear that getting a full seven...
  8. Exploring the Beneficial Effects of Melatonin

    Exploring the Beneficial Effects of Melatonin

    Melatonin is a hormone best known for its role in preparing the brain for sleep. Due to its effectiveness in this respect, it's the primary ingredient in many sleep supplements. Outside of the United States and Canada, melatonin-based formulas are only available with a doctor's prescription. While some argue that using melatonin for sleep isn't always effective, people suffering from...
  9. The Truth About Tryptophan: Why Your Turkey Isn't Making You Tired

    The Truth About Tryptophan: Why Your Turkey Isn't Making You Tired

    Tryptophan, a compound found in turkey, is often erroneously blamed for that sleepy feeling you get after eating a big Thanksgiving meal. It may surprise you to learn that while tryptophan does start off a chain of reactions that results in the release of melatonin, the "sleep hormone," there is actually less tryptophan in turkey than in many other commonly...
  10. Why You Should Always Take Vitamin B6 in the Morning

    Why You Should Always Take Vitamin B6 in the Morning

    Most people are aware of the importance of getting sufficient vitamins in our daily diet, whether from foods or from supplements. However, new research suggests that it is also important to get these critical nutrients at the correct time of day. This may be particularly important with vitamin B6, a vitamin that plays a key role in energy production. Could...

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