Melatonin to help with sleep regulation

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This is a hormone that is synthesised by the pineal gland in humans, it plays a critical role in the regulation of the sleeping and waking cycle and other circadian rhythms. Melatonin has been studied as a possible treatment of circadian rhythm disorders. I have found it to be very helpful at reducing sleep disturbances caused by jet lag or night shifts. Melatonin works by triggering chemical receptors in the brain to encourage sleep. Melatonin is available by prescription only (UK) and is given as a short-term treatment of insomnia in people age 55 and over. The medication should not be used for longer than 13 weeks.

What You'll Need

  • Melatonin

What You'll Do

  • Visit your GP
  • Ask for 5mg melatonin tablets

Tips & Warnings

  • The medication should not be used for longer than 13 weeks. In some other countries, you can buy Melatonin over the counter, however I would advise you always speak to a medical professional first
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