The Intricacies of Rebound Insomnia and Melatonin Use

Posted by Darian Dozier on May 26, 2024 5:41:00 AM

In the pursuit of restful nights, many individuals turn to melatonin supplements as a natural aid for sleep. While melatonin is often praised for its potential to regulate sleep-wake cycles, a lesser-known phenomenon called rebound insomnia can emerge. This blog post aims to delve into the complexities of rebound insomnia and its relationship with the use of melatonin.

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Melatonin and Birth Control

Posted by Darian Dozier on Nov 20, 2023 5:24:00 PM

People who have trouble sleeping may depend on melatonin, a hormone naturally made by the body, but can also be purchased over the counter as well. Because melatonin is a supplement, individuals who are taking other hormones, such as birth control pills, may worry about the interactions between the two. However, there are no known interactions between birth control and melatonin.

The important thing to know is that the combination of the two may increase side effects, such as tiredness, dizziness, and headaches. Continue reading to learn more about how each of these work in the visually, and how they affect one another one taken at the same time. 

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The Effect of Blue Light on Sleep

Posted by Darian Dozier on Aug 9, 2023 3:12:00 PM

Getting a good night's rest requires cooperation and coordination of hormones released from your brain. One of the key hormones required for getting good sleep is melatonin. Melatonin is released when your eyes sense low light. That triggers a cascade of other hormones that help your body prepare for bed.

When this process is interrupted, then you may experience challenges with falling asleep. Disruption can happen when you expose your eyes to high levels of light late at night. Screen from cell phones, tablets, and televisions can contribute to this. Continue reading to learn about the effect that blue light has on sleep, and how you can reduce the amount disruption to your melatonin release. 

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Melatonin Dosage by Age

Posted by Darian Dozier on Apr 12, 2023 4:56:00 PM

Melatonin is a naturally produced hormone that your brain releases when the eyes sense darkness. For those who do not produce enough melatonin, it can also be purchased in a supplement form. Available forms of melatonin include tablets, liquids, patches, gummies and sprays. 

Melatonin is normally used, and intended to be used on a short-term basis for temporary sleep issues. Melatonin can help individuals with shift-work disorder, sleep-wake phase disorder, and jet lag. Melatonin is normally well tolerated without causing many side effects, but because it is not Food and Drug Administration regulated, it is not monitored. This means there could be variations in dosage, as well as other potential health concerns if it is not taken with caution. 

Continue reading to find out more about melatonin dosage by age.  

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What are Melatonin Sleep Patches, and Do they Work?

Posted by Darian Dozier on Dec 26, 2022 12:55:00 PM

Melatonin is a naturally produced hormone, that helps your body go to sleep. It is released by the lack of light that hits your retina, signaling that it's probably time to go to bed. This release jumpstarts the process of shutting things down so your body can get some rest.

For one reason, or another, certain individuals cannot produce that much melatonin. Therefore, they may need exogenous, or outside sources. Melatonin tablets are a common exogenous source, but a new supplement form in a patch is becoming more available. Continue reading to find out what they are and if they work.  

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The Rise of Melatonin Use...And its Complications

Posted by Darian Dozier on Jun 1, 2022 5:30:00 PM

The pandemic has come with its fair share of troubles, and sleep has been no exceptions. People all over the world have been struggling to get a good sleep pattern due to a variety of reasons. Schedules are simply not the same, and with the blending of home and work environments, it can be difficult to relax enough in your sleeping environment to get solid rest. This has led to a rise in the use of melatonin. However, melatonin is not the cure all supplement for sleep that it seems. Here we will discuss the rise of melatonin and its potential complications. 

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Major Considerations for Melatonin Use

Posted by Darian Dozier on May 25, 2022 3:31:00 PM

Melatonin is a natural hormone that is produced by the body at night. It is controlled by the amount of light that is allowed into the eye. It helps the body wind down and get ready for bed. Sometimes, when the body does not produce enough melatonin, there are exogenous options, or melatonin pills that can help those who are having trouble falling asleep. However, those supplements come with some potential problems of which you need to be aware. Continue reading to find out some things about melatonin that should give you pause before depending heavily on that supplement for good sleep. 

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