SleepParentingSleep issues
Struggling with your little one's sleep? Want to know more about the science behind baby and toddler sleep and some of the things that can affect it? This article outlines what melatonin is, how it can affect your little one's sleep and tips to ensure your child's melatonin levels are not the cause of a restless night. 

What is melatonin?

Melatonin is a hormone that helps us feel drowsy and allows us to regulate our sleep patterns and therefore sleep better. It is produced in the pineal gland, in the centre of our brain, which synchronizes our daily cycle and our internal biological clock.
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