Melatonin diurnal / night hormone

joel ulloa
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What is melatonin?

Melatonin is a natural substance in the body, is produced by the pineal cell (brain). Melatonin controls the rhythm between day and night and produces sleep.

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This makes it easier to fall asleep at bedtime. Actually, it is a natural sleep timer. melatonin is not only found in humans, but in animals and plants. In foods such as pistachios, a natural dose of melatonin is included.

Many times, the melatonin that comes through food is not enough to sleep well.

The melatonin in the body can be affected by several causes, including excessive artificial light (television, mobile phone) and low food consumption.

In that case, it may be convenient to take melatonin as a nutritional supplement. An Eazzy sleep melatonin supplement can be a good complement when choosing. A supplement of 1 mg before bed helps reduce the time it takes to fall asleep.

How does melatonin work in our body?

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Your body has its own internal schedule that controls your natural time of sleep and activity. Its internal timing mechanism controls the amount of melatonin that your body generates.

As usual, your level of melatonin starts to rise in the middle of the night, and remains at a high level for most of the night. In the early morning your level of melatonin decreases.

In the short days of the winter months, your body can produce melatonin sooner or later than usual. This change can lead to symptoms of emotional upset or depression during the winter.

Natural levels of melatonin decrease little by little with old age. Some older adults produce very low amounts of melatonin, others do not produce melatonin at all.

How to take melatonin?

Melatonin (Pills of 1 mg, 3 mg and 5 mg)

Remember if you have any questions, contact your general practitioner ...

Do not share this medication with other people, since it is only for you.

It can be harmful for other people, even if they have the same problem.

This medicine is prescribed to:

• children who have certain mental problems (hyperactivity) or

• Use of certain medications, eg, methylphenidate.

• people with an imbalance of the diurnal and nocturnal rhythm, blindness,

• elderly people.

• The progressive elimination of sleeping medications.

Melatonin It can be taken with the following medications:

• Sedatives or soothing

• Estrogens (contraception or hormone replacement therapy)

• Metoxallene (medication against psoriasis)

• Cimetidine (medicine against heartburn)

• Fluvoxamine (medicine for depression)

In case of any side effects consult your doctor.

Alcohol reduces the effect of melatonin. Thus, do not drink alcohol if you use Melatonin.

If you are pregnant, if you think you are pregnant, if you want to get pregnant or if you are breast-feeding, contact your doctor or pharmacist before taking the medication.

Melatonin tablets do not affect the ability to drive.

how should you take this medication?

Always use this medication as your doctor or pharmacist has instructed you.

The normal dose is:

Children up to 40 kg: 1-3 mg daily.

Children over 40 kg

Adults: 2-5 mg per day.

Ingestion method:

The daily dose it should be taken 1 to 2 hours before going to bed or at the time the doctor told you.

The dose can be increased by your doctor after 1 to 2 weeks if there is very little result.

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