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Melatonin

Quarterly plan: $9.00 / month

A natural, over-the-counter sleep aid.

  • Non-habit forming
  • Helps regulate your internal clock  
  • No “hungover” feeling the next morning
  • Take one 5mg dose 1-2 hours before going to bed

This information isn’t a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you have any questions or concerns, please talk to your doctor.

Melatonin should not be used by patients who are on immunosuppressive medications or have suppressed immune systems for other reasons, women who are pregnant or possibly pregnant or breastfeeding or patients with depression. Potential side effects of Melatonin include abdominal cramps, dizziness, fatigue, and impaired balance.

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Melatonin

The science behind melatonin.

Melatonin is a naturally-produced hormone that helps regulate your body’s sleep-wake cycle. At night, your brain starts emitting melatonin, signaling to your body that it’s time for bed, and this continues all night until the sun rises.

If you have low levels of melatonin, this can lead to trouble falling asleep. From exposure to blue light at night (like playing Words with Friends in bed) to a lack of daily exercise—several factors can alter your body’s clock and make it more difficult to sleep at night. The good news is that taking melatonin at night may help you fall asleep while you work on your sleep habits.

Ingredients

  •  Melatonin

    In addition to promoting a good night’s sleep, melatonin helps improve body temperature, blood pressure, and hormone levels.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is melatonin?

Melatonin (N-acetyl-5-methoxytryptamine) is a hormone made by a pea-sized gland just above the middle part of the brain called the pineal gland. It regulates our central “clock,” which controls our sleep-wake cycle. Melatonin is available as an over the counter sleep aid that can be taken to alleviate difficulty falling or staying asleep.

How do I use melatonin?

Typically, melatonin should be taken approximately 1 to 2 hours before going to bed with water.

What are the potential side effects associated with taking melatonin?

The incidence of side effects of melatonin is low. The most common side effects include drowsiness, dizziness, abdominal cramps, hangover effects, irritability, and impaired balance. High doses of melatonin can worsen depression.

Is melatonin addictive?

No, melatonin is non-habit forming.