In this world, people’s minds growing like the growing population. People are coming with new technologies, new strategies, new machines etc. From earlier age to the modern age so much development can be seen in humans.
Due to this humans came up with new medicines. Whenever a new disease came into this world, humans were ready with their medicine to cure the people.
Just like that human-introduced melatonin medicine, this medicine is for those people who can’t sleep during the night.
WHAT IS MELATONIN?
Melatonin is a hormone that is produced by the pineal gland in the brain at night. It regulates the sleep-wake cycle. Melatonin is a tablet which is made in a lab for people who can’t sleep at night because their brain produces less melatonin hormone.
Usually, the sleep-wake cycle is controlled by the brain through this melatonin hormone when the light goes off the brain produces more melatonin hormones gesturing the body to sleep. Due to Light, the brain makes less production of the melatonin hormone and signals our body to stay awake. That is one of the main reasons why we don’t feel sleepy during the day. This show that the production of melatonin by the pineal gland is inhibited by light and restorative by darkness.
You might have acknowledged people who sleep during the day also. It is not because their brain produces melatonin during the day, it is due to sleeping disorders. When depressions or other mental problems affect the brain then it causes sleepiness during the day. For this reason, melatonin tablets were introduced so that people can sleep during the night and won’t feel sleepy during the day.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Melatonin capsules or tablets are made in the laboratory by scientists to provide a way for people who can’t sleep. Melatonin works as a third party to encourage sleep quality.
It is not harmful to your body but contains some common sides effect. We will talk about that later in this article. Melatonin tablets help to increase the production of the hormone which intends to increase your sleep quality.
WHEN AND HOW TO HAVE IT?
Melatonin tablets should be better to take after consultation with the doctor because a high dose of it may lead you to a coma or other harmful disease.
But for emergence purposes, research has shown that for adults 2mg tablets should be taken 1 or 2 hours before going to bed to have a better sleep quality because every medicine has its period to work on your body.
Research haven shown that melatonin lasts in your body for about 5-6 hours. A high dose leads to lasting the effect of the tablet for a longer period.
SIDE EFFECTS OF MELATONIN
Most of the medicine which is made artificially has some side effects. Consumption of a high dose of melatonin has some common side effects. Such side effects are :
1. Increase laziness
3. Body pain
4. Increase depression
5. Mild vertigo
6. Reduced alertness
A small dose of melatonin does not cause any side effects in your body. However, melatonin tablets or capsules are not for everyone. If you are pregnant or contain some disease you must consult a doctor before having them.