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Originally posted by On the level
I would suggest that you edit your post and put Lack of sleep can cause, as it stands the post makes no sense however I agree with the subject, I love to sleep and those that say they can survive on 4 hours a night are talking rubbish
Originally posted by Frankidealist35
Lack of sleep can cause sleep deprivation.
Melatonin and the Immune System
It is thought that much repair of the immune system occurs at night, therefore interacting with melatonin. When people are exposed to frequent artificial light and they do not get enough sleep melatonin levels are suppressed. Some forms of cancer are thought to be related to melatonin levels. ôMelatonin levels of breast and prostate patients are reduced to half the normal levels.ö (www.liberty.com...). In two cases of sarcoidosis, which were not responding to long term treatments, melatonin was used. In between four to five months of being treated with 20mg daily, the symptoms were alleviated (peggy.mt.unifi.it...).
Melatonin and Age-Related Disorders
Melatonin levels are found to decline with age, leading scientists to believe that lack of melatonin brings about age related disorders. Among the diseases that melatonin is thought to effect are Alzheimer's disease, glucose intolerance, impaired immune function and cancer (www.liberty.com...). In studies done on rats and mice, melatonin was found to increase their life-span by about 20% (www.melatonin.com...). There have not been any studies completed on melatonin related to the prolonging of the human life span What studies have proven about melatoninThere have been many studies done on the effects of melatonin on the body over the past few years. Melatonin is most frequently used for the treatment of sleeping problems and in curing jet-lag. Therefore, most studies that have been done on melatonin have been done in these two subject areas. Studies have been done linking melatonin as a cure for other disorders, but there have not been enough studies available to show substantial evidence in melatonin curing other disorders.