Tell Me All I Need To Know About Melatonin

Remedy Health Media

Sleep is a big deal, and we’re not getting enough. An estimated 50 to 70 million Americans are affected by poor sleep and it’s having an impact on both our mental and physical health. “When people don’t get enough sleep, there are many things that happen in the body and we are constantly learning more about what this does,“ says Dr. Michael A. Grandner, BIO5 member and associate professor of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson, Arizona. Melatonin is a naturally produced hormone that helps regulate sleep timing. There’s a level of comfort, too, that comes with the fact that melatonin has been studied for decades and has been extremely effective for millions of people. But Dr. Grandner warns that this doesn’t make melatonin a cure-all for everyone.