The message is clear and is a widely accepted theory that is being taught in many educational institutions, "Melatonin makes you sad”. Like Melanin, Melatonin, which is the precursor to Melanin, is also frequently attacked in the effort to discredit it. Claiming the above assertion is true about Melatonin is very contradicting and invasively ironic… and this is why. Melatonin is a hormone that is primarily responsible for eliminating the conditions and factors that cause stress (which leads to sadness) in the body. So blatantly, they are now trying to make the remedy for a problem, the cause of that problem.
Melatonin, an extremely powerful antioxidant, is secreted during the night after Sundown. Its job is to heal and rejuvenate the body, controls our circadian rhythm, and also connects us to the spiritual realm. If Melatonin did, in fact, make us sad, and this hormone is being released in our body throughout the entire night while we sleep, shouldn’t we feel very sad after waking up in the morning? But that’s not how we feel after a good night’s rest, after getting a surplus of Melatonin secreted in our bloodstream; instead, we feel revived, relaxed, energized, relief of fatigue and happy. Also, it is highly illogical for anyone to make the claim that the body would naturally produce a hormone that attacks or stresses it, in this specific instance, makes it sad. That can only occur in the event of a biological malfunction.
The reason it may seem like they have a plausible case that supports their assumption, which states that Melatonin makes us sad, is due to the fact that people are generally sad during the night and it is during this time Melatonin is secreted. Basically, they are saying that because Melatonin is present at the same time the feeling of sadness is occurring, it is logical to assume that Melatonin is the cause. In other words, Melatonin has been framed for a crime it is not guilty of.
During the day, the body secretes serotonin, but not in the night or in the absent of bright light. The reason people don’t feel the same sadness (pain, fatigue, etc.) during the day as they do in the night is simply because serotonin is a natural tranquilizer (numbs pain). Melatonin is not a tranquilizer, so, whatever pain, frustration, fatigue or sadness that gets suppressed during the day comes alive during the night when the secretion of serotonin stops and Melatonin begins.
You may be asking why this is so. The answer lies within the intelligent design of nature, and it is quite simple. If we are unaware of our pains or anything that stresses our body, we wouldn’t know that it needs fixing. But at the same time, if we are feeling the full effects of this pain, it would interfere with the possibility of us fixing the problem. So nature creates a time that alerts us of our adversities and a time where it numbs our pain so that we may be able to resolve these issues.