Did you know that as your eyes adjust to low light, your brain produces the sleep hormone melatonin?
According to the National Institutes of Health, the hormone helps maintain your body's natural 24-hour cycle and the daily sleep cycle.
However, many people prefer to supplement in the hopes of improving their sleep quality since it isn't ideal or constant for everyone.
Supplemental melatonin is often used to help people have more restful sleep.
Deena Adimoolam, MD, an endocrinologist and member of the Eat This, Not That!
"Melatonin is typically safe when taken in modest quantities and is for short-term usage only."