Are you having a good night's sleep?
- 12 Months ago
Melatonin is a hormone made by the pineal gland in the brain which is produced only in darkness. It plays an important role in sleep, but it may also cut the risk of cancer, help prevent Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, and reduce the sagging skin and thinning hair that accompany ageing. Melatonin works by helping to break down the body's active and energetic hormones, slowing brain activity and allowing us to rest. Melatonin's anti-cancer effect may be down to the fact it is a powerful antioxidant which mops up free radicals linked to cancer. There is also mounting evidence to suggest disruption of the melatonin rhythm may lead to chronic fatigue and depression. MAKE SURE YOU GET ADEQUATE SLEEP.