Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that has been identified as playing a major role in depression and anxiety. Serotonin is involved with a wide range of functions such as appetite, mood, hormonal balance, sleep/wake cycles and alertness. Balanced serotonin levels help your body to regulate sleep, reduce pain and appetite, generally calms you down and improves your mood. Anti-depressant medications work to increase serotonin levels by various means. But these may react negatively with many foods and drugs and have a large list of side effects.
Research has shown that there are many ways to effectively increase and regulate levels.
These are simple and natural ways of increasing serotonin levels: