Melatonin is sleeping hormone release by pineal gland inside our brain. Melatonin is a potent antioxidant with powerful anti-cancer activity.
Cancer patient commonly prescribed melatonin for few years to help improve immunity to fight cancer. About sixty percent those above 60 year olds are lacking melatonin, worsening by the year.
That explain why elderly people tend to have difficulty to fall asleep and to maintain sleep. Those who maintain ability to have very good sleep live longer live. Melatonin is known for helping some people achieve a better night’s sleep, hence its nickname as “the sleep hormone.”