Melatonin is a hormone produced in the brain’s pineal gland. It works with your body’s circadian rhythm, as well as, regulates body temperature, blood pressure and hormone levels. Production naturally decreases with age. Melatonin is commonly used as a treatment for sleep disorders including jet lag and insomnia.
Sleep deprivation has been shown to worsen GERD symptoms by enhancing pain sensitivity, Melatonin may help decrease the intensity of symptoms by raising pain thresholds.
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