Melatonin is an important hormone. It is also called sleep hormone because it controls the day-night rhythm in the human body. The hormone is produced by the nerve messenger serotonin. The sleep hormone is secreted in the pineal gland of our midbrain. Small amounts of melatonin can also be produced in the digestive tract and on the skin.
Surely you know the situation: You lie awake in bed at night and can't fall asleep. The next day you wake up and feel anything but rested and regenerated. If this happens to you often, you are not alone. About 30% of Germans have problems falling asleep or have difficulty sleeping through the night. Surely you have already read some blog posts on the subject of sleeping that give you tips on how to fall asleep more easily. These include, for example, a regulated sleep rhythm, a cool bedroom or even the night mode of your PC. In this article, however, we would like to address a factor that is often forgotten.