Produced naturally by the brain, melatonin is a hormone that plays a major role in regulating our sleep-wake rhythm. It is she who will promote sleep.
Sometimes the body does not secrete enough melatonin. This can result in several symptoms that you need to know how to recognize.
DIFFICULTIES FALLING ASLEEP
Made by the pineal gland, located in the center of the brain, this hormone tells the body that it is dark and time to sleep. When you have difficulty falling asleep, it can be a sign of a deficit.
Melatonin also helps maintain sleep throughout the night. People who have a low level of melatonin thus frequently suffer from nocturnal awakenings.
A BIG TIREDNESS
In case of deficiency, sleep is therefore fragmented and not very restorative. As a result, you feel exhausted in the morning, and getting up is difficult. Note that the consumption of carbohydrates in the evening promotes the production of serotonin, essential for the secretion of melatonin.