Research is showing that the ordinary 3mg tabs of melatonin is less effective at treating insomnia.
The recommended dose is 0.3mg, 10x less than a typical OTC melatonin tab.
I worked in a psychiatric facility, and patients were often prescribed 3mg as the small dose, and up to 9mg as the large dose.
This is 10-30x the effective dose!
Studies also suggest that taking the higher dose leads to higher plasma melatonin levels during the day, making people feel less energetic.
To see a slightly more in depth article from MIT, click here.
Getting a good night of sleep is ESSENTIAL to having good energy. The 3 most important things to good health are good nutrition, exercise, and SLEEP!
Side Effects of POOR SLEEP include:
- High blood pressure
- Heart attack
- Heart failure
- Psychiatric problems, including depression and other mood disorders
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
- Mental impairment
- Fetal and childhood growth retardation
- Injury from accidents
- Disruption of bed partner's sleep quality
- Poor quality of life
Useful tips for getting a better night's sleep COMING SOON! (: