Melatonin: The Sleep Hormone

Melatonin is a hormone secreted by the pineal gland in the brain, and assists in regulating other hormones, in addition to maintaining the body’s natural circadian rhythm. A consistent and healthy sleep schedule is imperative to keeping melatonin levels in the right range. E.R. physician Dr. Travis Stork explains how melatonin works in the body, and how to keep melatonin levels in check.