Melatonin and Its Role in the Prevention of Heart Disease, Headaches, Insomia, Cancer and Other Illnesses

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Turn off your cell phones, televisions, laptops, tablets and all other electronic devices and let there be darkness.
Darkness, you ask? Yes!
Nighttime sleep is not just a nap taken after hours or something we do just because we need to. In fact, here’s a little known secret about night sleeping that may surprise you.
What’s that Secret?!!!
 
Sleeping in darkness, helps the pineal gland/body (a small appendage of the brain) produce Melatonin.
What is Melatonin?

 
It is a hormone produced when you sleep in complete darkness. It’s production increases at night and decreases during the day. That makes it very important to get the proper amounts of sleep at night in total darkness.
Complete darkness, is that really necessary?
Yes! Any exposure to light during those peak hours can interrupt the hormone production and cause a decrease of melatonin amounts.
FYI: Research shows that taking a flashlight to the bathroom as oppose to turning on the lights is very important in not disturbing the melatonin levels being produced.
When are the Peak hours?
 
Dr. Mercola,  wrote a thought-provoking article on melatonin, stating that your brain starts secreting melatonin between 9pm and 10pm
 
How is Melatonin vital to my overall health?

Dr. Mercola states that melatonin also plays a role in prevention of Heart Disease, Headaches, Diabetes and Osteoporosis.

Researcher Irene Liu, found in her studies that melatonin aids in the prevention of diseases such as Breast Cancer, Alzheimer’s, Fibromyalgia, and sleep disorders like Insomnia, and Chronic fatigue.

  • Avoid watching TV or using your computer in the evening, at least an hour or so before going to bed. These devices emit light that may hinder the process.
  • Make sure you get BRIGHT sun exposure regularly. Your pineal gland produces melatonin roughly in approximation to the contrast of bright sun exposure in the day and complete darkness at night. If you are in darkness all day long, it can’t appreciate the difference and will not optimize your melatonin production.
  • Sleep in complete darkness, or as close to it as possible.
  • Install a low-wattage yellow, orange, red light bulb or use a flashlight if you need a source of light for navigation at night.
  • Keep the temperature in your bedroom no higher than 70 degrees F.
  • Get some sun in the morning, if possible. Your circadian system(daily sleep/wake cycle) needs bright light to reset itself. Ten to 15 minutes of morning sunlight will send a strong message to your internal clock that day has arrived, making it less likely to be confused by weaker light signals during the night. More sunlight exposure is required as you age.
Is Melatonin found in foods?
Yes. Pineapples, Bananas, Oranges, Sweet Corn, Rice, Tomatoes, and Barley. There are also small amounts found in Goji Berries, Almonds, Sunflower Seeds, Coriander and Cherries.
Is there a supplement I can take?
 

Yes, but God has made it so that our brain will do what it needs to do (produce melatonin) if we do what we need to do (get proper rest).

Is that enough to convince you to surrender your electronics at night?

Here’s To Your Health!!!

Stephanie B. Davis

Certified Natural Health Professional

**Disclaimer: Please pray and ask God for direction and always consult a doctor before starting any new regimen.**
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8 thoughts on “Melatonin and Its Role in the Prevention of Heart Disease, Headaches, Insomia, Cancer and Other Illnesses

  1. Chanelle

    Well written article!! Thank you for the information.

    Sent from my iPhone

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  2. Franklin

    Very informative! You are a gift to the world. Thank you for your God given wisdom Stephanie.

  3. joybriscoe

    Amazing information! The information you provide us with is not just informative but a blessing too! Thanks!

    • Hello Joy!

      Thank you! I believe God has truly been giving me something to write about each week; so I’m excited to hear that it’s being received as informative and a blessing.

  4. Magnificent site. Lots of useful information here.

    I am sending it to some buddies ans also sharing in delicious.
    And naturally, thanks on your sweat!

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