Proper sleep is extremely important for our overall health and quality of life. Inadequate sleep results in poor health status, cognitive decline, depression, and stress. Prolonged inadequate sleep may lead to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, and impaired immunity.
In addition, aging and stress further affect our sleep architecture by interfering with melatonin secretion and brain activity. The consequences include reduced total sleep time, frequent awakening after sleep onset, and an increase in sleep latency (time taken to fall asleep).
What is melatonin? A hormone found in the body, which is essential for the normal functioning of the body's sleep-wake cycle. Relief from stress and anxiety is required for the onset of high-quality sleep. Melatonin helps promote more restful sleep.
- Reduces cognitive decline, depression, and stress
- Provides high-quality sleep
- Helps to establish normal sleep patterns and provides more restful, relaxing sleep