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Melatonin (N-acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine) is a hormone that your body produces naturally. It controls your circadian rhythm, or your body’s internal clock. Basically, high levels of it at night make you sleepy, and low levels keep you awake during the day. Unsurprisingly, circadian rhythms are controlled by light. So when daylight fades, it is natural to start feeling sleepy. Similarly, as daylight increases, your body will naturally wake up. However, many factors can detract melatonin production and the circadian rhythm, and we are too often exposed to them in daily life. For example, working night shifts, being jet-lagged or looking at screens...

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