sleep disorders

Medical Studies on Melatonin

Influence of Dietary Sources of Melatonin on Sleep Quality: A Review.

2020-01 Pereira N, Naufel MF, Ribeiro EB, Tufik S, Hachul H

Sleep is an essential biological phenomenon, being a physiological and behavioral process necessary for quality of life. Melatonin is a circadian hormone produced at night by the pineal gland, regulated by the light/dark cycle, under the control of the suprachiasmatic nucleus. Melatonin is an indoleamine, synthesized from the essential amino acid tryptophan via serotonin. Melatonin is also found in plants, where it helps fight oxidative stress. To present a systematic review on the ability of food sources of melatonin to promote healthy sleep.

An integrated approach to diagnosing and managing sleep disorders in menopausal women.

2019-10 Caretto M, Giannini A, Simoncini T

Sleep disorders increase in prevalence during the menopausal transition and they constitute a complex phenomenon. Insomnia, the main sleep disorder, can be a primary disorder or it can be secondary to hot flushes (HF), mood disorders, psychosocial factors, medical conditions, and other sleep disturbances, such as obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) or restless legs syndrome (RLS).

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