What is Melatonin: An amino acid based hormone produced from serotonin in the pineal gland, the gut and skin. Its main function is regulating sleep and wake cycles. Researchers have also uncovered its role as a defense against the destructive hydroxyl free radical (damages the brain).
Reducing the causes of workplace stress can improve your bottom line. Accurately measuring the impact of stress on profitability is difficult. There are direct and indirect costs such as increased sick days, loss of productivity, damage to equipment, loss of talent/skills, increases in health insurance, higher administrative and recruitment costs.
Some of the biggest causes of stress are actually controllable. It is much more reasonable to eliminate what stressors you can and then manage the rest, than cause yourself additional stress by trying to fit in “a relaxation program”. Continue reading