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5 Things You Need to Know About Melatonin

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5 Things You Need to Know About Melatonin
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Melatonin is a hormone produced by the pineal gland, which is located at the base of the brain. Melatonin may play a role in helping your body go to sleep at night and wake up in the morning. It may also aid in keeping your body's circadian rhythm, which is basically your body's natural clock. Your melatonin levels can decrease as you age, which could make it more difficult for you to sleep as you get older.

Melatonin is a hormone produced by the pineal gland, which is located at the base of the brain. Melatonin may play a role in helping your body go to sleep at night and wake up in the morning. It may also aid in keeping your body's circadian rhythm, which is basically your body's natural clock. Your melatonin levels can decrease as you age, which could make it more difficult for you to sleep as you get older.

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