Did you know that your brain naturally creates the hormone melatonin when you're in a dark environment? 

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The hormone supports your body's circadian rhythms, as well as daily sleep, according to the National Institutes of Health.

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That being said, because sleep isn't perfect or consistent for everyone a lot of the time, many choose to supplement in hopes it can be improved.

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One of the main powers of a melatonin supplement is that it can support better, deep sleep. 

"Melatonin is generally safe when taken in low dosages and is for short-term use only

 suggests Deena Adimoolam, MD, a member of the Eat This, Not That! medical expert board and specialist in endocrinology and metabolism.

While over-the-counter melatonin is generally safe to use in moderation

you should still ask your doctor if it's best for you and your individual body, she goes on to explain

There are always dangers when it comes to taking any supplements to fill in any gaps for the needs of your body