Melatonin is the primary hormone (and also functions as a neurotransmitter) associated with sleep patterns. A disruption in melatonin levels can manifest in a variety of sleep concerns including difficulty falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep and chronic insomnia.
Melatonin imbalances have been associated with a wide array of health problems, including:
- Sleep disorders
- Menstrual irregularities
- Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
- Chronic progressive multiple sclerosis