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Hormone that help you sleep

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Do you know which hormone acts in your body when you sleep.  Which hormone is responsible for your sleep. In this post I will tell you about the same hormone which is responsible for sleeping.

In the early 20th century the first data were published in the scientific literature on the endocrine aspect of the pineal gland, but its ultimate confirmation took place in 1958, with the isolation of melatonin by the team led by Lerner.

Melatonin is a hormone made by the pineal gland. That’s a pea-sized gland found just above the middle of your brain. It helps your body know when it’s time to sleep and wake up.

How work melatonin hormone in the body?

Melatonin levels start to rise in your body when it is dark outside, signaling to your body that it is time to sleep. It also binds to receptors in the body and can help you relax. For instance, melatonin binds to receptors in the brain to help reduce nerve activity. In the eyes, it can help reduce dopamine levels, a hormone that helps you stay awake. Although the exact way melatonin helps you fall asleep is unclear, research suggests these processes can help you fall asleep. Conversely, light suppresses melatonin production. This is one way that your body knows it is time to wake up.

Which gland produce melatonin hormone?

Melatonin is produced by various tissues in the body, although the major source is the pineal gland in the brain. Melatonin (blue) is produced naturally from the amino acid tryptophan, by the pineal gland. The pineal gland is a midline brain structure that is unpaired. It takes its name from its pine-cone shape. The gland is reddish-gray and about the size of a grain of rice (5–8 mm) in humans.

The pineal gland is sensitive to the bioelectrical signals of light and dark in its environment. Meditation can activate this bioelectric energy. Ahttpsnd, with practice, you can direct this energy to the pineal gland, stimulating it and helping it open.

Disorder of the pineal gland associated with depression, peptic ulcers

Disorder of the pineal gland associated with depression, peptic ulcers, and sexual dysfunction. … Depression, peptic ulcers, and sexual dysfunction may be exacerbated by a deficiency of melatonin. Stress and dietary habits may lead to deficiencies of both serotonin and melatonin.

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