The harmful effects of sleep loss extend far beyond lapses in concentration the next day. Regular poor sleep puts you at risk of serious medical conditions, including obesity, heart disease and diabetes – and it shortens your life expectancy. Finding ways to remedy sleep loss is therefore of paramount importance.
The causes of sleep loss can be hard to identify but the solutions are often simple.
Taking natural supplements has been shown to promote sleep and one that has caught the attention of researchers is melatonin.
Melatonin, often referred to as the sleep hormone, is a central part of the body’s sleep-wake cycle.
“Its production increases with evening darkness, promoting healthy sleep and helping to orient our circadian rhythm,” explains the National Sleep Foundation (NSF).