What is melatonin?

  • Melatonin is a hormone produced by the pineal gland present in the brain. It is also produced in the gut, bone marrow, and the eyes. As the day proceeds, the levels of melatonin from the pineal gland gradually spike up (after sunset).
  • The levels of melatonin drop the moment the sun rises making you awake.
  • It helps you to sleep and often it is referred to as the sleep hormone.
  • Melatonin is involved in regulating the circadian rhythm.
  • It also regulates body temperature and blood pressure.