Is Melatonin A Good Sleep Aid? | Matthew Walker

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Sleep is one of the most important aspects of our life, health and longevity and yet it is increasingly neglected in twenty-first-century society, with devastating consequences: every major disease in the developed world – Alzheimer’s, cancer, obesity, diabetes – has very strong causal links to deficient sleep.

In this book, the first of its kind written by a scientific expert, Professor Matthew Walker explores twenty years of cutting-edge research to solve the mystery of why sleep matters. Looking at creatures from across the animal kingdom as well as major human studies, Why We Sleep delves into everything from what really happens during REM sleep to how caffeine and alcohol affect sleep and why our sleep patterns change across a lifetime, transforming our appreciation of the extraordinary phenomenon that safeguards our existence.

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  1. Kristin Outlan on March 24, 2020 at 9:12 am

    If you start weraing blue light blocking glasses in the evening, and start to increase production of melatonin naturally, does it take time to adjust to the increaaed levels? Could it cause daytime fatigue?

  2. Magnetar83 on March 24, 2020 at 9:25 am

    Are there any studies as to how taking melatonin effects the bodys own production of it? If I have been taking it for some time, will the body then stop naturally producing it when I go off?

  3. Umeed Kassam on March 24, 2020 at 9:37 am

    Chuck norris

  4. Jing Sheng on March 24, 2020 at 9:44 am

    My doctor told me not to take them.

  5. mike smith on March 24, 2020 at 9:47 am

    What..? was really expecting him to say its terrible because melatonin is a hormone and just like testosterone if you take it for too long, you will mess with your natural production of it. So my anecdotal advice would be to take it for 2-3 nights max to get your timing right but never for long periods of time or you wont be able to sleep without it.

  6. Daniil Magit on March 24, 2020 at 9:50 am

    Thank you

  7. Aimonヨガで世界をハッピーに on March 24, 2020 at 9:50 am

    I have taken melatonin for a long time, maybe more than 7 years, but for me, it’s wonderful to sleep aid without side effect. Melatonin also keep my skin white and soft!

  8. sagar sth on March 24, 2020 at 10:07 am

    Does it provide deep sleep every time?