A July 2022 study in the journal Frontiers in Sleep reports that only 28% of American adults get the quality and quantity of shuteye that’s ample enough to qualify as “restorative sleep.”

In the past two decades, more and more people are turning to melatonin as a more natural alternative sleep aid. Taking melatonin daily can impact the body, brain, and bedtime in various ways, including a slight decrease in body temperature, increased risk for some health issues, a feeling of dependency on it; however, since melatonin production derives from serotonin, a neurotransmitter and hormone that promotes a positive mood and feelings of happiness, taking melatonin might promote a happier mood.

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