This is keeping the good folks in Europe up at night

When you're tossing and turning all night... night after night... you know that counting sheep just won't cut it.

On the other hand, neither do those "sledgehammer" sleep meds that drug the daylights out of you, leaving you dazed and confused the next day.

Fortunately, there IS something you can do for insomnia that's not only effective... but also as gentle as those leaping sheep!

I'm talking about melatonin, the "sleep hormone" that regulates your body's internal clock (a.k.a. circadian rhythms).

It's safe... it's natural... it's effective... and it's widely available at pretty much any health food store right here in the U.S. of A.

And you can thank your lucky stars for that -- because melatonin is actually ILLEGAL without a prescription in the UK and many other European countries.

And we'd better hope that the U.S. isn't next.

You see, across the Atlantic, they've classified melatonin as a "medicine" rather than a nutritional supplement -- claiming that it's too dangerous for regular folks to try to use it on their own.

And that's a real head-scratcher... because how could something that's produced by your own body be in the same category as a synthetic drug concocted in a laboratory?!

Now, it's possible to take a little too much melatonin and wind up with a headache, nausea, or even drowsiness. But at standard dosages, melatonin side effects are pretty rare.

What's more, as we age, our bodies' levels of melatonin actually decline, making it tougher to sleep through the night as the years pass.

That also means that it becomes less and less likely that supplementing with melatonin will send your levels too high.

And we know from previous studies that melatonin won't just help you get more shuteye -- it's also been found to fight cancer, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, stroke, and even eczema.

Makes you wonder why they're putting this miracle hormone under lock and key?

Here in the U.S., you can buy melatonin supplements for just pennies a day right now. But if the feds decide to follow in Europe's footsteps... and make sure it's sold only from behind the pharmacy counter... you can bet that the price will increase.

That's just another reason why you shouldn't let them take this safe supplement away from you!

Now, if you do happen to travel to Europe, don't fret. You can still pass through customs with your bottle of melatonin. And thank goodness -- because it can even help ease your jet lag.

You can also boost your supply by eating Paleo-friendly foods like pineapples, bananas, oranges, sweet corn, and tomatoes -- and by drinking tart cherry juice, which contains melatonin and can help you get a better night's rest, too.