2 of 6 – MELATONIN
Melatonin is a natural hormone made in the brain. Melatonin is used to control the body’s sleep and wake cycles. Melatonin can occur naturally in some foods such as cherries, meats, grains and vegetables. It is also available in supplement form from your local drug store or online retailers. Later in the day your body starts to increase melatonin production in an effort to prepare the body for sleep. A few hours before you wake up melatonin production will slow down to prepare your body for the day. Generally melatonin is viewed as a safe supplement in low short term doses, but with taking any supplement please ask your doctor before starting any supplement/drug regime.