Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Less Is More With Melatonin & The Little Known Importance of Sleep

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
  • Stroke
  • Obesity
  • 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!  (:

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