Sleep is vitally important for physical, emotional and mental well being. That is why we spend approximately 30% of our lives sleeping, or trying to sleep. Pharmacists have problems with patients suffering from sleeping disorders since it is difficult to find over-the-counter products to treat such conditions. Doctors also have similar difficulties as most products cause side-effects, dependence and interactions. However there are now natural products containing melatonin that give good therapeutic results without causing interactions with other medications, nor side-effects if taken at the recommended dose.
What is Melatonin?
Melatonin is the all-natural nightcap. It is naturally secreted in the brain and regulates the body’s circadian rhythm, the biological clock that acts to make people drowsy at night and wakeful in the morning. The amount of it produced by our body seems to lessen as we get older. Scientists believe this may be why young people have less problem sleeping than older people.
Why take it?
By supplementing the body’s natural supply of Melatonin, it is possible to set this internal clock ahead - or behind- thus relieving conditions such as jet lag, adjusting to changes in working shifts, and defeating insomnia; without the hazards or side-effects of prescription sleeping pills. Melatonin may have many other uses; it has been reported to make people feel better, strengthen the immune system, and reduce free radicals in the body.
Does Melatonin have that morning-after hangover effect of sleeping pills?
No. You should normally wake up well refreshed and full of energy. If you wake up feeling a little tired you should reduce your dosage until you wake up feeling well refreshed. You will not have the hangover effect you may experience with over the counter or prescription sleeping pills.
For maximum efficacy Melatonin should be combined with Vitamin B6 and L-Tryptophan. This combination is vitally important as Vitamin B6 regulates healthy sleeping patterns and L-Tryptophan is an amino acid which converts to Serotonin in the body, helping to induce relaxation and naturally enhancing sleep.
Controller capsules with 4mg of melatonin are the recommended daily allowance for a refreshing sleep. Ask your pharmacist for Controller food supplements combining Melatonin, Vitamin B6 and L-Tryptophan…goodnight !