How long does it take for Melatonin to work?
Melatonin is a hormone produced by the pineal gland in the brain and it is also available as a natural or synthetic supplement to help restore the body clock and aid restful sleep. If you are struggling with poor sleep patterns or jet lag, then a melatonin supplement could be just the treatment you need to re-regulate your body’s clock. We stock melatonin tablets, buy Circadin Melatonin online in our UK pharmacy with super-fast ordering and dispatch.
How does melatonin work?
Melatonin has many functions in the human body but it is best known for maintaining the circadian rhythms. In simple terms, the circadian rhythm is the body’s own internal clock which tells us when to sleep and wake. The circadian clock is in the suprachiasmatic nucleus area of the brain or SCN area. It uses the regular routine of light and dark to create a continual sleep and wake cycle. The SCN feeds information about light levels to the pineal gland in the centre of the brain. The pineal gland releases melatonin at night and blocks its release during the day.
Taking a melatonin substitute
People who suffer from disturbed sleep patterns can try a melatonin supplement to help better regulate their rest. This could be something as simple and short term as jet lag or longer-term and chronic sleep disturbance disorders. Studies have shown that taking melatonin can reduce the amount of time it takes to fall asleep and improve both the duration and the quality of the sleep. It has also shown promise for people who have had a shift in their sleep and wake times caused by travel, typically jet lag. Melatonin is popular as a sleep aid and it has fewer side effects than some other medication prescribed for sleep disorders.