Blog — Sleep and Hormones

An Important Piece of the COVID-19 Puzzle? - Melatonin

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By Margaret N.Groves, M.Phil. ZRT Laboratory The Italian magazine Evolutamente recently published a well-researched article exploring the link between melatonin and COVID-19, pneumonia and inflammation. It’s a compelling article so let’s take a look at the key argument and see why melatonin could be so important. Melatonin and Health Melatonin is a hormone produced by the pineal gland during the hours of darkness to usher the initiation of sleep, and peaks at around 2 a.m. Its production is reduced when we are exposed to light during the night, such as when watching TV or looking at other electronic screens late at night....

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SLEEP DISTURBANCES - Insomnia

Publicado por Ben White en

60 million American and nearly third of the UK population suffer symptoms of insomnia. Find out whether hormones contribute to your sleep loss. In a perfect world, the master stress hormone cortisol should be in sync with the master sleep hormone melatonin. Each hormone counter-balances the other in a precise rhythm – when cortisol is high melatonin should be low, and when melatonin is high cortisol should be low. For many, this rhythm is out of balance. With an estimated 60 million Americans suffering from some degree of sleep loss and *nearly a third of the UK population are suffering...

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