Archive for January, 2012

Melatonin for Children

| January 17, 2012 | 0 Comments
Melatonin for Children

Melatonin is a hormone produced in the brain’s pituitary gland and is famous for the role of regulating sleep-wake cycles, but melatonin for children under the age of 10 isn’t typically encouraged by physicians other than in rare, special circumstances.

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Side Effects of Melatonin

| January 16, 2012 | 0 Comments
Side Effects of Melatonin

Melatonin supplements can be beneficial in numerous ways, but there are also side effects of melatonin which should be considered.  Melatonin is a hormone naturally produced in the pituitary gland, located in the brain.  Some fruits, vegetables, meats, and other foods contain traces of melatonin.  Supplements are also available; it’s safest to use a synthetic rather than a natural supplement because the natural form can cause disease, since it can be biologically contaminated.

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Melatonin

| January 2, 2012 | 0 Comments
Melatonin

If you’re looking for a cure for insomnia, an understanding of melatonin could help.  Did you know that this hormone has a part in controlling your cycles of sleeping and waking?  It is produced by a small gland called the pineal gland, which is located in the brain. But melatonin can also be purchased as a supplement and is found in minute amounts in some fruits, vegetables, meats, and grains.

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Restless Leg Syndrome Treatment

| January 1, 2012 | 0 Comments
Restless Leg Syndrome Treatment

Unpleasant Sensations

Restless leg syndrome (RLS) is a disorder which often interferes with sleep because it causes both uncomfortable sensations in the legs and a strong urge to move the legs in order to alleviate the symptoms.

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