Melatonin, Circadian Rhythm, HAY discussed on This Unmillennial Life


Retired i'd been up quite a long time as soon as i boarded the plane i took another dose of melatonin so if you've listened to the sleep episode you know that i use melatonin occasionally when i travel just a step away a little bit and remind you what melatonin is four melatonin is naturally produced in your body in a circadian rhythm that has to do with nighttime and daytime to your body will start producing melatonin in the evening it's one of the ways that your body start signalling hey it's time to start getting sleepy so what supplemental melatonin is doing is kind of forcing that signalling to happen at frankly an unnatural time and a lot of things control your body's melatonin i'm not going to get into that right now but one of the big things that helps control it is exposure to light and dark so really when you're going to beginning on a plane at three 45 for instance and you need your body to think hay were that's about bedtime so that when you get to your destination you're already getting adjusted melatonin his what i used to help but i don't stop there i have no reservations in telling you that i also as soon as the boarding door is closed so i don't do this while people are still getting on or while they're still any really chance that the fight might not be taking off but after the boarding doors clothes and the plane pushed away from the gate on this trip i took one zantac's now for many of you all that may not be comfortable for you i have the prescription from my doctor i've had the prescription honestly for about four years now and when i say the prescription i mean this same bottle of the annex had do not take it on obviously a daily basis only take it if i'm flying from for instance east coast to europe because i know i'm going to have about uh at least an eight hour flight that i can sleep on i have found xanax to work really well to help me go to sleep and stay asleep for most of the flight so on this particular flight to portugal that's what i did.

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