The Sleep Molecule: How Meditation Boosts Melatonin
The "Sleep Molecule" — How Meditation Boosts Melatonin
Since the beginning of time, our biological clocks have been dictated by Earth’s natural cycles of light and dark. In recent decades, in an effort to become a 24 hour per day, super-productive society, modern man has been experimenting with ever shorter nights and longer and longer days.
This unbalancing, combined with our newfound love of morning to night screen staring, is taking a heavy biological toll on us all. With excessive light being the number "1" enemy of melatonin, perhaps the most important casualty of this epidemic is that we are shutting down our body’s production of this critical chemical.
A key to good mood and restful sleep, melatonin is a hormone manufactured by the pineal gland, with levels in the blood peaking just before bedtime. A chemical "Superhero", melatonin is known to prevent cancer, strengthen the immune system, slow down aging, and has been linked to helping prevent over 100 different diseases.
Luckily there is a very effective, all natural solution. Rutgers University researchers discovered that melatonin levels for meditation practitioners were boosted by an average of 98%, with many participants having increases of more than an incredible 300%! Incorporating meditation into your life can be your much needed biological re-balancing tool.
More Melatonin Benefits: ▼Cancer | ▼Depression | ▼Anxiety | ▲Immunity | ▲Healing | ▲Cell renewal | ▼Free radicals | ▲Antioxidant | ▼Inflammation | ▼Headaches & migraines | ▼Insomnia | ▲Sleep | ▼Disease |