Melatonin, a sleep hormone that your body naturally produces, can also be taken in the form of a supplement that’s been suggested to improve sleep, but does it actually work? are there any health risks linked to the use of melatonin? And is taking it even necessary if your body can produce it?
While the use of melatonin is considered to be safe short-term, the long-term effects of its use remains unknown! Not to mention the common side effects associated with the use of melatonin.
If you're struggling to wake up and get out of bed right now, you're not alone. Our lives have been temporarily put on hold with COVID-19 restrictions preventing us from doing the things we love in life! Not having things to look forward to can take a huge toll on both your mental and physical health making it even harder to get out of bed in the morning that can leave you feeling a bit 'meh'. Psychologists have even coined this feeling with a name: languishing – a sense of stagnation and emptiness. Feeling languished can make you feel depleted...
My life changed when I travelled to Spain a few years ago where I learnt about the art of napping. In Spain, every afternoon they shut up shop and indulge in an afternoon nap, otherwise known as a siesta. Sounds crazy right? But this ancient tradition now has modern evidence to support its health promoting benefits!