Boost Melatonin WITHOUT Supplements
I believe that supplements have their time and place.
If you have specific health issues you’re addressing, or a particular nutrient deficiency you need to correct, they can be a valuable addition to your daily health routine.
But not all supplements are necessary—or even SAFE.
In fact, one I advise AGAINST is melatonin.
It’s marketed as a safe supplement for sleep. But it’s really a hormone that shouldn’t be taken willy-nilly.
There are BETTER ways to boost your melatonin (sleep quality) naturally without resorting to melatonin supplements.
And now, researchers just identified the easiest one yet.
Sales of melatonin supplements have shot up by 478 percent in the last 20 years. That tells me there’s a LOT of people struggling with quality sleep.
If you’re one of them, don’t reach for melatonin. Reach for a weighted blanket instead.
And yes, I’m entirely serious.
In a recent study, 26 people slept with either:
- their regular blanket, or
- a weighted blanket that was 12 percent of their body weight
Melatonin levels SOARED by 30 percent in the lucky volunteers who slept with a weighted blanket.
But the benefits don’t end there…
In addition to boosting your sleep hormone, weighted blankets also combat anxiety by increasing serotonin levels.
A weighted blanket is a great solution for a short-term sleep problem. But don’t stop there. For the best results, I recommend focusing on fixing your circadian rhythm.
That’s the 24-hour internal “clock” in your brain. It regulates your sleep and wake cycles by responding to light changes in your environment.
You can reboot your circadian rhythm by exposing yourself to more sunlight.
P.S. Still struggling to get some quality shuteye? Check out these 5 Habits for a Better Night’s Sleep.
“A weighted blanket increases pre-sleep salivary concentrations of melatonin in young, healthy adults,” Journal of Sleep Research, Online Version of Record before inclusion in an issue 13743, First published: 03 October 2022, https://doi.org/10.1111/jsr.13743
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