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Why you might need pharmaceutical grade melatonin

24 April, 2024

Does anything beat a good night's sleep? Sinking into your nice warm bed, comfy PJs on, and peacefully drifting off is truly one of life's great pleasures. But a lot of the time this is wishful thinking. Our hectic lives, stressful jobs, and ever increasing screen time have made reaching the land of nod a bumpier ride. In addition to this, with 1 in 5 people not getting enough sleep it's becoming a real concern. More and more research shows just how impactful a bad night's sleep is, both for your mental and physical health. We all know how grouchy we can feel when we haven't got our eight hour beauty sleep, but it goes far beyond just being moody in the morning. A healthy sleeping pattern is essential for you to be firing on all cylinders. So, what can be done if trying to fall asleep has turned into a bit of a nightmare and why might pharmaceutical grade melatonin be the answer you are looking for? 

What is melatonin? 

Before you can decide whether melatonin is the right answer for you, let's explain what it actually is. Melatonin is a naturally occurring hormone that is produced by the brain’s pineal gland that helps regulate your sleep/wake cycle by controlling your sleep pattern. It works by telling your body it’s bedtime and helping you fall into a nice peaceful slumber. The more melatonin in your system, the sleepier you should feel, and the better sleep you are sure to have. 

Sometimes though, your body doesn't produce enough of this sleep hormone and when bedtime rolls around it can leave you wide awake, tossing, and turning. This is where melatonin works its magic. Taken 20-30 mins before bed, it works by increasing your melatonin levels, so that you can nod off soundly. Pharmaceutical grade melatonin is different from other forms of melatonin available on the market as it is highly regulated to ensure its quality and dosage. This means that you can be sure that it is both a safe and effective remedy to improve your sleep.

The trouble with bad sleep 

If you aren't getting enough sleep it can be extremely detrimental to your health. A lack of sleep has been linked to many chronic health conditions including obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and stroke (and the list goes on…) so it's very important you prioritise your sleep. While a few late nights here and there are nothing to worry about, if you are constantly having bad sleep it should be addressed. Not only is sleep deprivation bad for your body but can lead to a decline in your mental health, with poor sleep also closely linked to depression

Who should take it? 

Many people think that you should only seek help for your sleep problem if you are experiencing severe insomnia. But this is far from true. You don't have to be up at night like a vampire to feel the adverse health effects that come with poor sleep. If you are having trouble falling asleep, waking up frequently during the night, or feeling more tired than when you went to bed, then melatonin can help. Not only does it help you fall asleep faster but it also improves the quality and duration of your sleep so you wake up feeling fresher than a daisy. 

Say bye bye to jetlag 

For the international jetsetters out there travelling the world across different time zones, melatonin can come in very handy. Even if you aren't catching flights every week, but just have a holiday coming up, and don't want to spend the first few days in the hotel room feeling worse than a hungover zombie, melatonin is the perfect remedy. What makes melatonin so great is that, unlike other sleep medications, it is not habit forming, and therefore you don't have to worry about becoming reliant on them. This means you can stop using it as soon as you feel that your sleep schedule is back on track. 

What is the difference between pharmaceutical grade melatonin and other versions? 

When it comes to melatonin, the term you get what you pay for aptly springs to mind. Cheap melatonin supplements have flooded the online market and the trouble with these non-pharmaceutical grade versions is they are completely unregulated. Thus you can never be completely sure of what is in them as well as the strength of the dosage, making a lot of them potentially highly ineffective and a waste of money.

It's also important to remember that in the UK you need a prescription to buy melatonin. It's surprising how many people do not know this. But for those that were not aware, it is in fact illegal to import or export melatonin to the UK without a valid prescription. 

When you choose pharmaceutical grade melatonin you can be sure of the dosage of the product. Made from only the highest quality of ingredients, it does exactly what it says on the tin. Of course, some online shops will claim to have melatonin of this grade, but you can only be sure of this if it has in fact been prescribed to you by a healthcare professional. So, why take the risk when you can buy melatonin that you know works? After all, your body is a temple so you should treat it as such. 

At Hormones + You, our bioidentical melatonin capsules are prescribed by qualified healthcare professionals so you can be safe in the knowledge you have the best quality melatonin money can buy - with no nasty surprises. If you think you might need help nodding off, then start an online consultation with us now and get your personalised dosage today

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