Money can buy everything, in fact, happiness to some extent. However, can it buy sleep?
Hold the thought, will come to that sometime later!
Speaking about sleep, it’s a physiological condition of a body when there is a reduced state of awareness and responsiveness. Several factors are crucial to induce and promote sleep, and melatonin is major in them.
Melatonin is a naturally occurring hormone in humans made from the serotonin. Pineal gland secretes melatonin after the onset of darkness and the production peaks up at 4 am. However, the secretion levels down during the second half of the night, i.e. after 4 am. So, the entire process of synthesis followed by release happens in a circadian rhythm. People tend to take melatonin when there is a halt in this normal process.