A new review published in the British Journal of Pharmacology suggests supplementation with Melatonin may lessen the decreases in the strength of the circadian system seen with ageing. Melatonin is associated with helping people fall asleep more rapidly as well as helping to realign sleep cycles to a normal dark/light pattern in people who are blind or who suffer from sleep-wake disorders. Prolonged-release melatonin (PRM) has been shown to reduce nighttime blood pressure in individuals whose blood pressure does not normally drop at night. For most people, there is a normal reduction in their blood pressure at night. The risk of cardiovascular problems is significantly higher for individuals who do not experience this reduction.
Melatonin has also been showing promise in the area of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Associations between insomnia and AD and other neurodegenerative diseases have been identified. Poor sleep quality has been associated with the build-up of beta-amyloid…
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