How to Choose Melatonin Supplements

Thursday September 16th, 2021

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Before we dive into melatonin supplements, let’s briefly explain what melatonin is, how it works, and why it’s important. 

Melatonin is a hormone produced by various tissues in your body.  When it’s produced from the pineal gland in your brain, it’s in response to darkness.  Melatonin helps with the timing and function of your 24-hour internal clock (circadian rhythm) which affects how you sleep. 

Exposure to light can interfere and block the production of melatonin.  When your body does not naturally produce enough melatonin at night, it alters your sleep cycle and significantly impacts your quality of sleep — in a negative way.  

Sleep poverty not only results in exhaustion and poor productivity, it can lead to short and long term health issues.  Serious physical and mental health problems are often the result of sleep deprivation.  Physical appearance, such as weight gain and dark under-eye circles, can also be caused from not getting enough sleep.

There are many factors that may cause low melatonin levels.  One of them is exposure to too much light (including blue light) before falling asleep. Another is not getting enough natural light during the day. 

Night-time melatonin secretion can be suppressed by a relatively dim light when your pupils are dilated.  Research suggests that the prolonged use of devices such as laptops and smartphones before bedtime can decrease melatonin production, wreaking havoc on your quality of sleep. 

Melatonin deficiency is so common that synthetic (and sometimes microorganism) dietary melatonin supplements are readily available at your local pharmacy or vitamin shop. Melatonin supplements mimic the effects of your body’s natural release of melatonin.  It may be referred to as a hormone supplement or a nutraceutical.  

Interestingly, melatonin is not just used for sleep disturbances.  Many people also use it to fight jet lag, sleep problems from shift work, insomnia, fibromyalgia, and sleep disorders suffered by those who are blind.  It may also improve sleep problems in children with autism, Asperger syndrome, or pervasive developmental disorders.  Since it is an antioxidant, it may also boost your immune system as well as treat the common headache. 

In addition to supplements, transdermal melatonin patches were developed as sleep aids in the early 2000’s and are now also frequently used to help people sleep better.

Transdermal melatonin patches are carefully crafted to naturally and safely imitate your body’s own melatonin levels. They are similar to other patches such as nicotine in that they are applied directly on the skin.  Once applied, melatonin is slowly released and absorbed by the dermis.  

Choosing the right melatonin patches might seem like an overwhelming task.  You need something that works fast, is safe, and is affordable.  

Sleep Connection Melatonin Patches are the cream of the crop and have quickly become first choice for customers across the globe.

These melatonin patches safely and effectively deliver a unique combination of calming herbs that gently provide you with the deep sleep your body craves. You’ll wake up feeling refreshed and ready to start your day.  

When used as directed, Melatonin Patches by Sleep Connection are non-habit forming and will not cause drowsiness. They are easy to use, won’t slide or fall off, effective, and cost less than most melatonin dietary supplements. In addition, they are gentle and safe enough to use every night.

The Sleep Connection Store offers several other amazing products to help you sleep better than ever:

  • Anti-Snore Wristband
  • Sleeping Mask
  • Cool Mist Humidifier

Don’t lose another night’s sleep.  Shop Sleep Connection and see for yourself why customers cannot stop raving about how well these products work.

Sleep Well!