Do melatonin gummies work?

Do melatonin gummies work?

Your brain naturally produces melatonin in response to darkness and is a crucial hormone for both sleep and your circadian rhythms.

Nowadays people can have trouble sleeping due to exposure to blue light in the form of phones, televisions, and computer screen.  Blue light is a modern-day challenge because it tells your brain that it is daytime, which can stop melatonin production.  When you combine blue light with stress, too much caffeine, or anxiety, this can lead to issues with sleeping.

Melatonin gummies work well in certain conditions where your body is struggling to get to sleep naturally.

Melatonin could be a good short-term option or something you have in reserve for when you need it.  Personally, I use it a few times a weeks but not every night. In fact, if you have an ongoing condition such as chronic insomnia, it is recommended to seek other avenues.

The American College of Physicians guidelines strongly recommend the use of cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) as an initial treatment for insomnia.

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health

Are melatonin gummies safe?

Short-term use of melatonin supplements appears to be safe for most people, but information on the long-term safety of supplementing with melatonin is lacking.

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health

Look for these labels on the products you might buy:

                                                                            

Seek the advice of a medical doctor if any of these are true for you or the person considering melatonin:

  • On prescription medication (check for possible interactions).
  • Are older with dementia.
  • Are older in age and experiencing daytime drowsiness after taking melatonin.
  • Have epilepsy.
  • Using blood thinning medication.
  • Are prone to allergic reactions.

 

How long do melatonin gummies last?

The idea is to aide a good night’s sleep, but you shouldn’t feel groggy in the morning.

Try giving yourself extra time to get a full eight hours because sleeping a shorter period may leave you feeling sleepy.  If you still feel groggy, the best port of call is speaking to your doctor.

 

How many melatonin gummies should I take?

Always follow the instructions on the bottle and if in doubt seek the advice of your doctor prior to taking melatonin gummies.

Where can I buy melatonin gummies?

I recommend Sleep Well Gummies by Peak Dawn.  They are a regular in my life and I function really well on them.

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