This year by far has been a mess for us all. From disturbed social life, mental health and to upset sleep cycles. Things are out of place. Unacceptable, isn’t it?. Many people have fallen prey to sleeping pills and other drugs because life is chaotic and restless. The natural pattern of waking during the day and sleeping at nighttime is forgone. What is the reason and why it happens, the reason is not only COVID19, it is also melatonin. Melatonin is associated with sleep. In short, melatonin is directly the culprit of our upset sleep. Here’s how.
What Exactly Is Melatonin?
Melatonin is a natural hormone which is made by your body’s gland. It helps us stay active during the day and helps us sleep at night. This usually occurs around 9 pm and the melatonin levels in the blood rise sharply and you begin to feel less alert. It is said that melatonin levels in the blood stay elevated for about 12 hours. Besides blaming ourselves and our thoughts for lesser sleep we should think about who actually is the culprit of our sleeplessness.
Being a bad sleeper, staying up all nights, not even blinking any sleep, I always thought what am I doing wrong. I never knew what was wrong. Upon researching and studying I got to know it wasn’t me only. I was not doing everything wrong.
After trying different sleep patterns, adjusting the timing of the clock, changing light settings I jumped to a conclusion that i wasn’t made for sleeping.
Melatonin also called “Dracula of hormones” mostly upsets our sleep. So, we should think about working on that.
Which Foods Improve Melatonin Levels
Apart from focusing on sleeping pills and other drugs aiding sleep, shift to natural things so that you can keep yourself and your habits healthy. Moreover, save yourself from permanent addictions.
Here are some of the foods that can help you improve your melatonin levels.
According to different researches and what professionals say, the only best food from which melatonin comes from is cherries. To aid better sleep, munch on cherries whenever you feel like.
Kale is said to be a superfood. It has a high amount of vitamins and minerals.
3. Toast/Bran Bread
Carbs have the ability to give you a burst of energy all at once. Plus, it is also said to help you get better sleep.
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Javeria Adil Chughtai
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