Experimenting with melatonin

There’s lots of anecdotal evidence that melatonin supplements help some people sleep but not others. There’s also much debate about the proper dose and timing. For one thing, the amount of melatonin the body produces is miniscule compared with commercial dosages. For another, there’s strong evidence that morning exposure to sunlight leads to a melatonin […]

Run in the morning sun, sleep better

Ben Franklin almost got it right. “Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise” summed up sleep’s importance. But Ben’s folk wisdom got good sleep’s cause and effect backward. New research shows that how well you sleep often depends on what you did that morning. Morning sun The research, conducted at […]

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