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Melatonin, Friend of the Darkside

By June 28, 2022No Comments

What Happens to You at Night?

Let’s travel back in time for a few billion years and see you before you evolved to what you are today. Do you have a cellular history to sleep? Imagine Plankton*, floating on the sea and how it responds to the day and to the night.  During the night it doesn’t get the sunshine that it thinks it must have, and under stress, goes unconscious until the sun rises again. Humans today, under extreme stress, will go unconscious.  On the genetic line, we have retained these memories and actually lose much of the energy possessed during the day, and when the sun is gone we have the idea that we shouldn’t move around. In the absence of the sun, movement is limited and your way begone ancestor, Aunt Algae of the Plankton side of the family, riding the violent waves of the sea, can’t handle the stress, and just goes to sleep. You inherited this compulsion. Make sense?  Maybe.  Just an idea, but makes sense to me. (*the small and microscopic organisms drifting or floating in the sea or freshwater, consisting chiefly of diatoms, protozoans, small crustaceans, and the eggs and larval stages of larger animals.)


What Causes This Sleep-Wake Phenomenon?

Let’s take a look at what Healthline has to say about it and how it relates to Melatonin:

“Your circadian rhythm is your sleep-wake pattern over the course of a 24-hour day. It helps control your daily schedule for sleep and wakefulness. Most living things have one. Circadian rhythm is influenced by light and dark, as well as other factors. Your brain receives signals based on your environment and activates certain hormones, alters your body temperature, and regulates your metabolism to keep you alert or draw you to sleep. First, cells in your brain respond to light and dark. Your eyes capture such changes in the environment and then send signals to different cells about when it’s time to be sleepy or awake.

Those cells then send more signals to other parts of the brain, which activate other functions that make you more tired or alert. Hormones like melatonin and cortisol may increase or decrease as part of your circadian rhythm. Melatonin is a hormone that makes you sleepy, and your body releases more of it at night and suppresses it during the day. Cortisol can make you more alert, and your body produces more of it in the morning.”

The Sleep Foundation Should Know

Here is what the Sleep Foundation says:

Melatonin is a natural hormone3 that is produced by the pineal gland in the brain and then released into the bloodstream. Darkness prompts the pineal gland to start producing melatonin while light causes that production to stop. As a result, melatonin helps regulate circadian rhythm and synchronize our sleep-wake cycle with night and day. In doing so, it facilitates a transition to sleep4 and promotes consistent, quality rest.


Melatonin is a natural product found in plants and animals. It is primarily known in animals as a hormone released by the pineal gland in the brain at night, and has long been associated with control of the sleep–wake cycle. Wikipedia


Having Trouble Sleeping, or Staying Asleep


More than one out of three Americans are sleep deprived. Sleep represents a third of every person’s life.  It impacts every phase of our waking life – how we live, function and perform every moment of our day. It is as important as the air we breathe and the food we eat. Without enough rest, we are like running on empty or fumes, and everything we do is effort, when our lives should be pleasurable for we are gifted with these few years alive and kicking and we should be kicking – being tired slows the kicking.

Adults need a minimum of seven hours of sleep per night. Even an hour less of sleep per night can lead to long-term health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, and diabetes. It also can sap your energy, ruin your productivity, and put you in a foul mood. Why don’t we get enough sleep? There’s a reason why Americans are constantly among the most sleep-deprived in the world.  We have worries about money, work, and relationships, and these worries keep us awake.

Dr. Berg on Youtube

Dr. Berg says, in a new video about melatonin that it is the most important antioxidant you can take. We are so blessed to have resources that the body needs through inexpensive and readily available nonpharmaceutical natural supplements that can bring you up to speed, or back up to speed after a down period. Suggested is to check out CustomNutra which has a top-of-the-line natural organic melatonin for you.  Get some melatonin today and have a great night’s rest.

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